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September 25, 2013


50 Years Ago – September 26, 1963

• Selection of Goldendale as the site of a new quarter million dollar tread rubber manufacturing plant was finally confirmed Wednesday by announcement made by O. K. Rubber Welders, Inc., from its office in Denver, Colo.

Location of the plant in Goldendale will be the former box plant of the Cascade Lumber, Co., now under purchase by Klickitat Developers, Inc. The building will be leased by O. K. on a long term basis.

Bob Powell, Goldendale O. K. Tire Store owner and one of the members of Klickitat Developers who negotiated with the company, told the C. of C. Monday, the plant would convert the basic materials into what is referred to as “camelb...

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