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January 22, 2014


50 Years Ago – January 23, 1964

• Permit has been granted and construction under way on a new concrete block building for Triplex Cleaners in the 300 block on South Columbus Avenue. Triplex owner Harvey Abbott said the building will be 30x70 feet in size, and will be set back for off-street parking. The present Triplex location will be turned over to Mac’s Café, which will be remodeled, as soon as the move can be made, Abbott said.

75 Years Ago – January 26, 1939

• 19 year old Leonard Stigall out did the proverbial individual who “sang for his supper” here Saturday, Stigall sawed wood for his wedding. Stigall, who cuts wood for John Dury, appeared before Justice of the Peace, E. L. Whitehill, Saturday with his bride to be, Marion Barrett, 18, and asked to be married. Whitehill performed the ceremony, and he hauled in his prearranged pay, one cord of 16-inch firewood.

100 Years Ago – January 22, 1914

• The Kayser telephone line has local connections through the Oregon-Washington telephone switchboard. A fee of five cents is charged for switching from line to line.

125 Years Ago – January 24, 1889

• M. S. Bishop, of Spring Creek, has a little girl and she has a rooster which she has taught to fight her. He will not fight anyone else, but when she approaches him, he becomes game at once, and they have many a tussle. The most laughable part of the performance is when the girl starts to run away from him, he will just rear back on his dignity, and crow as if he had just succeeded in knocking out the biggest fighting cock in the territory, and was monarch of all he surveyed.

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


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