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Out of the Past: Enterprise lays in wait for water scofflaws

Published on June 12, 2018 12:56PM

Frank Reavis took this photo of two boys on their burros, circa early 1900’s in Enterprise. Does anyone know their identity?

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Frank Reavis took this photo of two boys on their burros, circa early 1900’s in Enterprise. Does anyone know their identity?

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June 13, 1918

Turning posts, to be set in the centers of the street corners, have been ordered by the city and will be ready to be placed soon. Automobiles will be required to turn around these posts and make no short cuts.

There is plenty of water for domestic and sprinkling purposes if none is wasted. But some users slip off the nozzle and lay the hose down in the grass, letting the water run all night. This draws off a great quantity and is an injustice to those who are obeying the regulations. The city has a special man on duty at night watching for violations, and it is not safe to run the risk of being fined.


June 10, 1948

Enterprise City Council adopted a resolution placing the city on daylight saving time effective Sunday. It is assumed that all of the businesses in the city, not limited by law, will set their clocks ahead one hour to conform with the council’s decision. The Joseph City Council has decided to take no action until it is determined what the rest of the county proposes to do. The Wallowa council left the issue up to Bate Co. who announced yesterday that they would go on daylight saving time Sunday.

Rev. Virgil Savage, pastor of the Enterprise Baptist church, reports that four to five tons of clothing and $100 in cash was donated by Wallowa County citizens and sent last week to the flood disaster victims at Vanport.

Tonight at the Vista Theatre: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt in man’s age-old quest for gold. An interesting and powerful performance ... Also “Pluto’s Housewarming.”


June 13, 1968

Mary Lou (Mrs. Melvin) Brink, a member of the Wallowa Valley Toastmistress Club, set a new goal for members of her club to attempt to reach when she participated in the Snake River regional speech contest and won the first-place award. The contest was held at Sun Valley, Idaho.

The Advanced Foods home economics class of Wallowa High has been named state runner-up in the Fleischmann’s Yeast Menu Planning Contest. The students and their teacher Winifred Leverenz have been notified that their entry has been selected over many others in the state.

Photo caption: Dean Reece of Enterprise has ample reason for this big smile. The huge Chinook salmon he holds in his left hand measures 43 inches in length and weights 29 pounds. The smaller Chinook weighed in at only 12 pounds and was 32 inches in length. Both fish were caught near Imnaha.


June 10, 1993

Bud’s Hardware officially became Joseph Hardware at the beginning of June when Joel and Marsha Svendsen purchased the veteran Main St. business from Bud and Ruby Zollman, who’ve owned the store for 28 years. Celebrating its 23rd year this weekend, the Wallowa County Old-Time Fiddler Contest doesn’t have to change its traditional offering of waltzes and hoe-down a bit to call it “Oregon Trail music” in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. More than 50 Northwest fiddlers, ranging in age from 5 to 85, are expected to fill Cloverleaf.

As of graduation day in Wallowa County’s three high schools this year, 39 graduates of the Class of 1993 had been awarded an impressive total of $112,744 in scholarship money. Totals this year, to date, are Enterprise High School, $51,425; Wallowa High School, $46,316; and Joseph High School, $15,003.

126 drivers motored into Wallowa County last weekend for the 4th annual Oregon Mountain Cruise. These auto buffs, smitten by nostalgia, arrived in every make and model of classic car. Chuck Garrett, a local car enthusiast and promoter of the Oregon Mountain Cruise, is happy to see the annual invasion of classic cars and is considering limiting the number of registrations next year to 150.


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