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‘Intolerance’ comes to Wallowa County

Delving deep into Wallowa County’s history as recorded in the Chieftain.

Published on November 28, 2017 2:20PM

Chieftain file photo

The arrival of Santa Claus is a much-awaited tradition in Wallowa County and has been for years. This undated scene out of the Chieftain archives shows St. Nick with three youngsters. Do you know these children and who the “real” Santa is in the photo? Respond to editor@wallowa.com

Chieftain file photo The arrival of Santa Claus is a much-awaited tradition in Wallowa County and has been for years. This undated scene out of the Chieftain archives shows St. Nick with three youngsters. Do you know these children and who the “real” Santa is in the photo? Respond to editor@wallowa.com

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100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 29, 1917

A new sawmill to cut out the Bear Creek timber will be erected at Wallowa at once, says John C. Edsall, the construction engineer who recently came to Wallowa top take charge of there work. It will be the only band and gang mill in the region.

Two public eating places in Enterprise are observing the government injunction to serve meatless meals on Tuesdays. These are the Hotel Enterprise and the Royal Palm cafe.

The D.W. Griffith epic 3.5-hour silent movie “Intolerance” will play at the People’s Theatre in Joseph “showing love’s struggle throughout the ages.” “Intolerance” was a colossal undertaking featuring monumental sets, lavish period costumes and more than 3,000 extras starring Lillian Gish.

70 YEARS AGO

Nov. 27, 1947

Art Williams received a broken leg and possibly a broken back when a load of green lumber fell on him at the J. Herbert Bate mill in Wallowa. He was rushed to a La Grande hospital.

A thrilling Christmas gift for boys and girls … Monark Bicycles available at Coast-to-Coast. Dozens of exciting new features, such as double-spring seat cushion.

John Houck, who resides in the Zumwalt region, received a letter from Dan Goertzen stating Dan plans on being home in two weeks after an extended stay in the veterans hospital in Portland.

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 30, 1967

The Wallowa High School football squad blitzed Colton to win the State B-11 Football Championship Saturday on a snow-covered and windswept field in Wallowa. Quarterback Rocky Wilson’s eagle eye passing accounted for four of the team’s touchdowns.

The Wallowa Memorial Hospital has been carrying close to a capacity load of patients this week.

The first son of the 1965 National Champion Bull owned by the Wolfe Hereford Ranch at Wallowa sold at the ranches production sale to the Cherry Creek Ranch of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, for $4,800.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 26, 1992

The federal government and as many was 25 private landowners may swap an estimated $18,000 acres of land in Wallowa County under a proposed transaction to be unveiled next week in Enterprise.

Environmental groups last week filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. Forest Service to issue regulations for the protection and use of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, created by Congress in 1975.

Wallowa School Board is considering funding options for 16 projects to bring new life to the aging Wallowa School facilities, including replacing the floor and roof of the gym. Total price tag is around $900,000.



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