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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

Wishram holds centennial celebration


Contributed: Jim Fisher

CELEBRATING A CENTURY: Saturday marked the celebration of Wishram's 100 years as a community. Close to 400 people showed up to mark the occasion, which included a release of 100 balloons.

Last Saturday, residents, neighbors, railroad history enthusiasts, fun-seekers and old friends gathered at the Wishram Railroad Park to honor the town's centennial. Indeed, Wishram has been around for 100 years in one form or another, but its real age as a community is a number even respected historians would be hard pressed to pinpoint. Most anthropologists agree that the Native villages on either side of Celilo Falls have been continuously inhabited for more than 15,000 years, due to the salmon bounty that was made possible by Celilo Falls and the place's location as a natural crossroads for the entire northwestern part of the continent. Some say no other single place on earth has been...

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