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Out of the Past: Joseph seeking new water supply

Published on September 5, 2017 3:43PM

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Wallowa School as it looked in 1950. The primary difference in the exterior appearance today is the mature trees in front of the buildings.

Chieftain File Photo Wallowa School as it looked in 1950. The primary difference in the exterior appearance today is the mature trees in front of the buildings.

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100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 6, 1917

Joseph City Council has instructed the water committee to look into the feasibility of extending the intake of the pipeline, which is now at the mouth of the river in the lake, to a spring on the west side of the lake. Complaints have been made of the water being too warm to drink.

County Supt. of Schools J.C. Conley was an Imnaha visitors last week on his return from the Snake River to Enterprise.

At the recent session of the Idaho Conference of the Methodist church, Rev. F.H. Sibley, pastor at Joseph for two years, was assigned to the pastorate of the denomination in Enterprise. He has traveled extensively and is considered a minister of ability.

70 YEARS AGO

Sept. 4, 1947

Reports indicate it will be mid-October before contractors will complete the Enterprise-Lewiston Highway all the way through to Lewiston.

Bud Briggs’ Chevrolet sedan burned up near the Imnaha Bridge last week when a short from the battery set the car on fire.

Mr. and Mrs. John Edgmand have taken over the Tippett Restaurant in Wallowa recently operated by Edith Reeves.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 7, 1967

Don Miller of Joseph announced he will offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot and killed his saddle horse. The horse was a four-year-old family pet pastured just south of the Roy Daggett home when it was shot.

Mr. And Mrs. Gwen Coffin arrived in Enterprise recently from their summer home on Quesnel Lake in British Columbia, Canada.

A very large crowd of buyers, consignors and interested spectators gathered at the sale yard near Enterprise on Labor Day for the annual Stockgrowers Cattle Sale. Nearly 2,700 head were sold for nearly a half-million dollars.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 3, 1992

Donavon Shaw has begun serving as Enterprise Police Chief. He first visited here after a softball tournament around 10 years ago and vowed he would live here someday. He was one of 20 applicants for the position. He moved here from Portland.

Joseph resident Ken Joseph has taken up knitting for its therapeutic value, looking for a way to clear up his stiff fingers. His first garment, a wool vest, received best of show in the hand-knitted garments category of the Wallowa County Fair.

Indian art from around the Pacific Northwest will be unveiled at a special showing hosted by the Skylight Gallery of Enterprise. The works include paintings, beadwork, shield and buckskin.



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