By Compiled by Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Museum 

Looking Back

 

November 28, 2018



November 23, 1893 – 125 years ago

Centerville – The great news here is the death of the Klickitat Leader - Death caused by a kind of yellow fever called “unpaid bills,” and a lack of confidence from the administration. There has been no burial, but everyone regrets the passing of such an element of prosperity and civilization in Centerville. One was always welcome in the newspaper office of the Cummins Bros. All that is gone.

November 19, 1926 – 92 years ago

Parties in Goldendale from Arlington this week state that the citizens of that town are going to build a bridge across the Columbia River to Roosevelt. It is not hot air. They mean business. A meeting was held last week for the purpose of discussing the building of a bridge across the Columbia at Arlington. R.E. Clark, of Portland, a bridge contactor, and who at present is erecting the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks, was present and addressed the gathering. It was pointed out at the meeting that Arlington is the most logical location for a bridge as there is approximately 150 miles each way without any means of crossing the river except by ferry.


November 21, 1935 –rambling by Fleming Byars; 83 years ago

What we need is Cooperation: Coming right down to the “brutal” facts of the matter, Goldendale needs a basketball court where town teams could practice and hold games so that the “rent” of the hall would not be such a large factor regarding the receipts of the game. The exorbitant price for practice, $2.50 per night, makes it nearly impossible for any team of the town, other than the high school who get its practice and games rent free, to practice, and practice makes for the prefect team. Without practice where would any team be. In other communities, White Salmon, Centerville and Klickitat for certain, the exorbitant price of rental is overlooked.

November 20, 1941 – 77 years ago

Cattle sold at the rate of two a minute last Friday at the Mrs. E.C. (Clay)Thompson ranch in Number #6. A total of 151 head of cows, calves and yearlings, all Shorthorns and Herefords, went under the auctioneer’s hammer. The entire herd was disposed of in one hour and 15 minutes. Top price paid for cows at the auction was $80. Calves brought $49. as top and yearlings, $70. A Dufur, Oregon man was the biggest buyer taking 35 head.


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November 20, 1958 – 60 years ago

Dr. Roy I. Hostetler, 42, Goldendale veterinarian, has been appointed supervisor of the state agriculture department’s division of animal husbandry, effective November 10. He replaces Dr. Roscoe K. Balch, who will return to his previous positions as supervisor of the state poultry diagnostic laboratory at Puyallup.

 

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