100 YEARS AGO
Nov. 24, 1904
Albert Waters has been chosen headman of the Nez Perce Indians and will act in that capacity until next June, when a successor to Chief Joseph will be chosen at the council which the Indians expect to hold at Nespelem, Wash. The election of a chief does not mean what it once did when the Indian tribes roamed the country and put in a good part of their time settling quarrels with their neighbors.
LOSTINE - M.W. Goodman has sold his farm to J.H. Haun. Consideration $7,500. ... The social given in the Assembly Hall last Saturday night was quite a success. The proceeds amounted to something over $20.
The National Grange today adopted resolutions favoring the enactment of a law by Congress against the manufacture of cigarettes or cigarette paper within the United States. - Telegram, Nov. 18.
EDITORIAL - It is with the deepest regret that we write the obituary of the Thanksgiving Turkey today and pay a last tribute to him before he goes to that bourne from which no turkey returns and is consigned to the boundless realm of the past. This is not intended as an item of local interest entirely, as the turkey of 1904 will gobble his last gobble and die at about the same time every other place in the United States as he does us.
70 YEARS AGO
Nov. 22, 1934
Of the 520 elk hunters who checked in at the Wallowa National Forest office, all but 20 have checked out and forest officials urge those 20 to report at once.
Like old times, the auction sale held by Strickler and Quinn on Prairie Creek last Wednesday brought a huge crowd, an estimated 1,000 people from all parts of the county. The top price 12 for horses sold was $152.50 and the others sold at comparable prices.
JOSEPH - The Colonial Construction Company has started work on the last remaining link of the Sheep Creek Road. They have not yet put on a full crew, but will do so as soon as they are in shape to handle the men.
To help in financing work for the Wallowa Lake highway the Joseph Woman's Club is giving a dance at Roup's hall Saturday night, Nov. 24. The peppy orchestra that has been playing for the dances at Hurricane Creek will furnish the music. Tickets are 40 and 10 cents.
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 25, 1954
At a meeting Monday of the local Ground Observer corps it was reluctantly decided to close the sky-watch post here. During alerts or emergencies it is hoped enough faithfuls can be contacted to man the post.
The United Pacific branch line train was derailed Saturday afternoon about 1:20 as the train was enroute to La Grande. All five cars of the train left the tracks on the curve at the west end of Wade's Point, tearing up several lengths of tracks and a number of trees.
A very successful calf and yearling sale was held at the local stockyards Monday, according to officers of the Wallowa County Stockgrowers, which sponsored the sale.
25 YEARS AGO
Nov. 22, 1979
A bumpy plane ride over Hells Canyon last Wednesday concluded a press briefing conducted by the U.S. Forest Service on its recommended National Recreation Area Land Resource Management Plan released last week.
The future of the Enterprise and Joseph airports will be under examination during the next few months by an airport and transportation consultation service hired last week by the county court.
Tim Melville, Enterprise rancher, has been named Oregon's Outstanding Young Farmer by the state Jaycees.
Wallowa Memorial Hospital and Wallowa County are being sued for $125,000 in general damages by Keith McDaniel.