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by: ARCHIVE PHOTO - British Viscount Hinchingbrooke tries his first hotdog on a visit to the United States.1964: Ever wondered how the sandwich got invented?

The Seven-Up Company invited Viscount Hinchingbrooke, the future 11th earl of Sandwich, to the United States as a “sandwich consultant.”

During his trip, Hinchingbrooke saw a preview of the “7-Up International Sandwich Gardens,” an exhibit that featured “international sandwiches” “representing four corners of the globe.” The exhibit was expected to be one of the major attractions of the upcoming New York World's Fair.

The article recounted that: “Viscount Hinchingbrooke told how his ancestor, the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was such an inveterate gambler that he put his meat and bread together 'so that he could eat with one hand and go on playing cards with the other.' Soon, according to Hingchingbrooke, all of the Earl's cronies at Beefsteak Club were calling for their meat and bread to be served 'like Sandwich's.'”

The “young Britisher” tried his first hotdog while visiting the states.

In other news, the Ames Brothers, comedienne Rowena Rollins and the Harmonotones were scheduled for nine days of performances during the 1964 Portland Home Show at the Memorial Coliseum.

Model homes, room settings, vacation homes, improvement ideas, decorating and remodeling exhibits would be on display.

Cost to attend was a $1.50 for adults, $1 for students and children under 12 got in for free.

1984: 25-year-old Cliff Mackey was becoming a rising star in the Christmas tree business.

Mackey started out in July 1983, with two shearing knives and set to work. In less than a year, he was managing 150,000 trees in Estacada, Eagle Creek and Redland and hiring help.

Mackey was fascinated by the marketing end of the business. In December 1983, he was selling Christmas trees to Johnny Carson and other celebrities at a stand on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

As Mackey's business became more and more profitable, he told the paper he wanted to give back.

“I want to put back into the land what I got from it, to put a spark into the economy,” he said.

Mackey graduated from Estacada High School in 1976. Prior to devoting himself to Christmas trees, Mackey had tried professional baseball, logging and farming.

1994: The thought of the week came from Montaigne, “There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.”

2004: Estacada's water plant nearly overflowed, thanks to a power outage.

The loss of power shut down an out-flowing pump.

Luckily, plant operator Dave Stone was waiting out an ice storm at work. Stone reset the failed effluent filter pump.



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