Do you remember back in 2016 when I told you we were working to get The Bonneville Dam Chronicle, The Cascade Locks Chronicle and The Mosier Bulletin online? Well anyway... the first installment of the Cascade Locks Newspapers is now up. They're still working on some of them, so it's not yet complete. And our friends in Mosier found funding to digitize and post the Mosier newspaper so it will be joining the Hood River, The Dalles, and Cascade Locks newspapers soon.
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I know some people might think old newspapers are boring, but I have learned they are sometimes your only source for finding a link to some historical photo or tidbit of information.
Privacy about health issues, who you went to visit, and who you got into a fight with, didn't seem to be a big issue back then.
L.E. on 30th January 2018 @ 9:02am
The article on the lower right about board members not being qualified to be on the HR pud board maybe the reason why HR is a PPL instead of the HRPUD? The large power line across the street from me is a HRE coop wire.
nels on 30th January 2018 @ 10:00am
I already found something interesting:
January 30, 1935
McGowan' Fish Cannery Destroyed by Fire.....
L.E. on 30th January 2018 @ 11:26am
What I found interesting was the one about the grange picnic at Eagle Creek. I bet that was quite an event as the grange was an organization of such vast importance at that time to farmers. In Pine Grove things revolved around three things, Pine Grove Church, Pine Grove School and Pine Grove Grange. Everyone was affiliated with at least one and in a lot of instances all three. If I recall correctly the farmers could get a decent insurance rate through the grange. They are all but gone for all intent and purposes. I know there was Pine Grove, Odell, Parkdale and Rockford granges. Maybe others, but that is all I know of.....
Ralph Perry was our wonderful neighbor, a good friend who had a wild sense of humor......
Charlott on 30th January 2018 @ 12:04pm
I'll apologize in advance for all the time you will all be spending reading "old news". I know it is addictive.
Arthur on 30th January 2018 @ 2:13pm
Reading through some of this, brings up the question, where was the town of Bonneville?
As a kid growing up on the Washington side, we usually called North Bonneville, just Bonneville, and we could get away with it, because there was no town on the Oregon side.
L.E. on 30th January 2018 @ 3:24pm
G. E. Manchester mayor was no doubt George Ernest Manchester. He was a business man in The Dalles dealing in box lumber. Apparently for some reason, maybe dealing with power he resided in Cascade Locks. However, he did return to The Dalles. . He died in Portland, but do not know if he and his wife Frances actually moved there.
Charlott on 31st January 2018 @ 7:16am
If Cascade Locks cut in to Bonneville Power in 1939, I wonder if this is the date the wood pipe still existing on Herman Creek was abandoned.
Kenn on 1st February 2018 @ 10:28am