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January 8, 2014


50 Years Ago – January 9, 1964

The first baby in 1964 has arrived at Klickitat Valley Hospital. Born at 5:10 p.m. Monday, January 6, Randy Scott Tallman had a weight of 6 pounds 13 ounces. Randy became the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Tallman, he joins a sister, Cindy.

75 Years Ago – January 12, 1939

Just as though it had an appetite for “Carter’s Little Liver Pills” a driverless paint truck, owned by Fred Oltmanns, leaped a Main Street curb at closing time Thursday evening and crashed through a plate glass window in Allison’s Pharmacy.

The curb leaping occurred when the truck was inadvertently cranked while in gear. Rev. V. T. Smith, Church of Christ minister, who works with Oltmanns, was cranking the truck when it started. Neither Oltmanns, nor the Rev. Smith was able to stop the truck before it had crashed into the window.

100 Years Ago – January 8, 1914

Merle Chapman suffered a thrilling experience Tuesday evening this week while driving his hearse to Chamberlain Flat. The high wind prevailing, blew the hearse over and threw him off into the road. The glass was broken and the hearse somewhat banged up, but was in commission for the several funerals this week.

125 Years Ago – January 10, 1889

Sealed bids for the construction of a courthouse will be received at the office of the county auditor on or before the first Monday in February 1889. Said bids are to be accompanied by plans for a courthouse not to exceed $15,000.

Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer, of the Klickitat County Historical Society


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