100 YEARS AGO
May 31, 1917
None of the familiar features of the old-time stage coach were visible in a published photo, but a representation of the Chico stage leaving Enterprise the morning of Tuesday, April 10, of this year was shown. The team of six fractious horses, the heavy vehicle loaded with passengers and baggage and the proud driver with whip in hand are all absent. But the outfit was adapted to the need of the moment, as similar outfits have been used many times on Wallowa County mail routes.
Miss Gertrude Warnock and Harry C. Mays were married at Joseph Sunday, May 27, 1914, and will make their home on the Imnaha where Mr. Mays is in the cattle business with his bride’s brother, W. A. Warnock. The bride is the daughter of D. W. Warnock of Joseph and Crow Creek, and the groom is a son of Mrs. Mollie Mays. His father was the late Polk Mays, who was widely known in the county. Best wishes to the couple.
Notice is hereby given that the city marshal of Enterprise has taken up two mares found running at large within the corporate limits of said city; he has advertised said fact by posting a notice in three prominent places within the City of Enterprise and will on the 21st day of June, 1917, offer said mares for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand.
70 YEARS AGO
June 5, 1947
Word has been received from Baker announcing the passing of Mrs. A. W. Woodward on May 26 after a short illness. Mrs. Woodward, 70 years old, was the widow of Edwin D. Silver, who died 30 years ago.
The Enterprise FFA chapter boys will exhibit 29 fat steers and 32 fat pigs at the Eastern Oregon Livestock show at Union June 6-7.
Ray Harris won first in the .45 caliber and first in the .22 caliber shoots at the Idaho state pistol tournament held at Boise Sunday. Ray also took either second or third place in five other matches at the tournament, bringing home an armful of medals and merchandise prizes. This record is nothing new for Ray, who has been winning prizes at pistol matches for the past 10 years.
50 YEARS AGO
June 1, 1967
William Stubblefield of Hayward, Calif., brother of the late Blaine Stubblefield, from the Stubblefield family who were among the original settlers of Enterprise, writes with a unique suggestion for developing a new sport in Wallowa County. His comments are as follows: “I would like to see Wallowa County people develop a sport which I think is a natural for that ‘Land of Winding Waters’ –– white water running.”
Jessica Social Club met at the home of Mrs. Floyd Moffit of Wallowa on Monday evening. Mrs. Vern McLain was co-hostess. The hostesses served a dessert of frozen fruit salad, wafers, candy, nuts, coffee and tea to 13 members and guests.
There has been a hum of activity around Wallowa Lake and at Wallowa Lake State Park during the past few weeks in preparing for another busy tourist season. During 1966, Wallowa Lake State Park recorded a total of 357,676 day visitors. A total of 105,147 camper nights were tallied. These figures broke all existing records, and it is expected that even a heavier flow of tourists will visit the park this year.
25 YEARS AGO
June 4, 1992
“We remember” was the theme used for the 1992 Memorial Day celebration held in Promise recently. Some 140 persons participated in the annual get-together.
Local rodeo star Mark Nichols continued his domination of the western regional rodeo competition title at the regional finals last week. Nichols finished the season as the region’s bareback champion, second place in the saddle bronc competition and third place in bull riding, leading the Walla Walla Community College rodeo team to second place in the region.
Stacy Connall, a junior at Enterprise High School, was recently announced as an Oregon state winner of the Commodity Challenge, a nationwide economics competition for high school students sponsored by the Chicago Board of Trade.
EHS golfers placed 11th in the state tourney in a field of 16 teams in Class 2A-3A May 26-27. The Savages were the only 2A team that qualified for the meet.