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August 7, 2013


50 Years Ago – August 8, 1963

• The teletype network linking Klickitat County Sheriff’s office with state, county and city law enforcement bodies throughout Washington became an operating instrument last Thursday. Sheriff Pruitt and Deputy Harvey Martin watched the machine as the first official message was received.

75 Years Ago – August 4, 1938

• If a uniformed police force is any indication of a town’s size, Goldendale definitely stepped out of country hamlet class when its city peace officers, City Marshal W. W. Lear and Night Marshal Frank Hamllik, donned brass buttoned uniforms here last week. They became the first uniformed police officers in Goldendale’s history....

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