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1919 — 100 years agoThe interest in bowling, which has been very great during the past two or three months, has culminated in the formation of the Hood River Duck Pin League, composed of six teams, which start a series of 90 games at the Pat Lindsay alleys this (Tuesday) evening, a handsome …

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1919 — 100 years agoR.A. Collins, one of the prominent ranchers of the Dee section, who was in town last Saturday, says the price of land in that locality, which he declares is the best in the county, is very satisfactory. The Zibe Dimmick place of 28 and a half acres, he reports, located on…

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1919 — 100 years agoUnder the direction of Superintendent McDougall, work on the Hood River-Mosier section of the Columbia highway is at last getting underway in earnest, having been delayed by the bad weather. About 25 men are working on the Hood River end, just east of the bridge, and a st…

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1919 — 100 years agoThe city council Monday evening decided to open up a street to the Underwood ferry landing, which will be known as Hood street and River street. It starts just across from the railroad tracks, opposite the depot, and will be 80 feet in width. The viewers for the street re…

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A large number of Upper Valley folks congregated at Parkdale on Wednesday evening to celebrate the opening of the fine new auditorium, which has been built in connection with the Parkdale high school system.

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1919: The first real touch of winter visited this section Monday night when the government thermometer at E.W. Birge’s place registered eight degrees above zero.

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Merchants of the two business districts of the city of Hood River decided early this week to resume the long-observed pleasant custom of outside Yuletide decoration of Hood River streets, abandoned in 1941 and during the war and postwar years.

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The new concrete bridge spanning Hood River was opened for traffic at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, the automobile of A.W. Peters, the east side orchardist, being the first to pass over the new structure.

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A new mayor and two new members of the city council will put a different face on city government for the next term. Mrs. Gen Jernstedt and Dr. William Crompton succeeded in their efforts to win seats on the council for the first time.

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The times are changing … and so is the Hood River Middle School mascot. Since 1971, the school’s mascot has been the Patriot: A proud soldier dressed in regimental red and white garb.

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There should be more cows and fewer motors in Hood River, according to Dr. M.E. Welch, veteran veterinary of Hood River. In a recent inventory of milking cows, made for the state veterinary, Dr. Welch discovered there were nearly twice as many automobiles as cows in the valley.

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Little Algae, the chlorophyll-containing water plant of a lowly type, which has associated itself with more or less stagnant water, is making its presence noticeable along the Columbia River banks in this county, not only on account of its vivid green color, but on account of its characteristic odor, a mixture of rotten eggs and stale fish.

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Members of Hood River Ski Club, who spent last Sunday at the new ski area, developed by the Forest Service and the CCC near the junction of Cooper Spur Road, are highly enthusiastic over the work which has been already accomplished, to the end that Hood River Valley shall have one of the most practical ski areas in Oregon.

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The Mt. Hood National Forest reports that due to the warm weather, this year’s crop of huckleberries is how ready for harvest in the lower elevated sunny areas. The peak of the crop, however, should be between August 1 and 15.

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Around 4,000 or more Hood River Valley residents and visitors took in the two-day rodeo staged here last Saturday and Sunday by the Hood River Saddle Club with a capacity crowd of 2,500 attending the final program Sunday.

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Any doubts that sailboarding is having a major economic impact on the Columbia River Gorge should be allayed quickly by the latest regional study on this popular sport, related in draft form Thursday night by a University of Oregon research team

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The tradition of afternoon tea — with all the expected niceties, including intimate tables set with fine linens and china, plates of handcrafted sweet and savory treats, and cups of freshly brewed tea — will be captured at The History Museum of Hood River County at 3 p.m. on Thursday June 14.

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“I think you must be really glad that for the first time in 40 years, Oregon will really count in this (nomination) process,” former President Bill Clinton told Hood River County voters on Saturday evening.

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The Eagle Creek fire began Sept. 2 and was officially declared contained on Nov. 30 last year, but the effects are still being felt, from closed trails to lost business revenue.

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Addition of portable classrooms at Westside Elementary may provide “a better Band-Aid” solution to overcrowded conditions pending a long-term answer, according to information presented at the latest of several school district budget committee meetings.

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