100 YEARS AGO
Nov. 8, 1917
J. Ray Johnson has sold his ranch on Trail Creek in Imnaha Canyon to persons whose names were not given out. However, it is known they are backed by Fred W. Falconer, so the purchase increases the already large holdings owned or controlled by him on the Imnaha.
In about three weeks, the E.M.&M. company expects to have its new flour mill in operation. It is literally a new mill as all the old machinery was removed when the enlarging and remodeling started and has been replaced with equipment of the latest pattern and best grade obtainable. The capacity of the mill will be doubled.
The boy problem in Enterprise was the subject at a dinner at Fraternal Hall. Fifty-four men attended. Their conclusion was that by backing a strong boy scout organization, they could make a start at keeping the youngsters busy along instructive and wholesome lines.
70 YEARS AGO
Nov. 6, 1947
A suit has been filed in Wallowa County Circuit Court by Robert H. Harper against the J. Herbert Bate Co. seeking to recover $75,000 damages claimed to have been sustained by the plaintiff as the result of injuries incurred while he was employee at the defendant’s mill in Wallowa.
Miss Sara Louise Walker, general missionary for the state of Oregon Baptist denomination from Portland, will be in Enterprise to help guide First Baptist Church until a permanent pastor fore the church can be obtained.
Members of the Joseph Chamber of Commerce will travel to Clarkston, Lewiston, Pullman and Spokane on a good-will tour. The cities have prepared a full program for the Wallowa County visitors.
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 9, 1967
Ray Harris, Shell Oil dealer and commercial helicopter pilot, was killed when his helicopter plunged into the ground on the East Fork of Squaw Creek between the Big Sheep and Imnaha canyons. Hundreds of searchers had spent four days looking for the downed aircraft.
Naval Hospital Corpsman Michael M. Horner of Joseph has become the first Wallowa county native to died in the Vietnam War. He was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Horner of Joseph.
Electricity flowed for the first time from the deepest North American gorge, the site of Idaho Power Company’s 425,000-kilowatt Hells Canyon Dam harnessing the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon.
25 YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1992
Arleigh Isley was elected Wallowa County Judge by a landslide, Roger Decker retained his position as Wallowa County Sheriff and Dave Jackman was recalled from the Wallowa Soil and Water Conservation board. Ross Perot was the county’s choice for President.
The Snake River Salmon Recovery Team has called for an investigation of Wallowa Lake as a candidate for reintroduction of sockeye salmon. The team recently spent time visiting Wallowa County and examining potential habitat.
Wick Prout, 82, of Joseph, recently enjoyed his first-ever commercial airplane flight when he flew from Boise to Oklahoma City for a visit with Dr. Robert Blackburn, long-time Joseph physician, at his home in Cushing, Okla.