1970: Roundup celebrates its 25th anniversary
100 years ago
June 28, 1920
Interests which are developing irrigation in Harney County have written the Commercial Club as follows.We are enclosing a copy of the Bird Refuge Bill, which has been initiated for submission to vote of the people in the November election.Briefly, this measure proposes to cede to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the bed of Malheur Lake in Harney County for a bird preserve. Not only that, but it grants rights title and claim and power of control over all waters both within and tributary to the Malheur Lake Reservation. This includes waters of the Silvies and Blitzen rivers.
75 years ago
July 5, 1945
Oregon's mobile chest X-ray touring the state to give free chest X-rays in an effort to wipe out tuberculosis, will be in Prineville on July 12, 13 and 14, next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it was announced today by Mrs. J.W. Wilkinson, president of the Crook County Public Health Association.
At the request of Dr. W.S. Ramsey, director of the tri-county health department, Mayor May F. Barney this week issued an appeal to the residents of Prineville to undertake mosquito control as a public health measure. A letter from Dr. Ramsey, in which he pointed out the danger of transmission of malaria by mosquitoes, was read at the meeting of the city council Tuesday night, and the council approved this appeal to the public for cooperation.
50 years ago
July 2, 1970
A rodeo, pari-mutuel horse racing, professional wrestling, a gala parade, a carnival and dancing will be on the schedule when the 25th Annual Crooked River Roundup gets underway in Prineville.
The highlight of the observance will be two days of rodeo sanctioned by the Rodeo Cowboys Association and two weekends of pari-mutuel racing.
"In recognition for a significant contribution to the youth of your community," so reads the plaque presented to M. F. 'Bud' Shrum of Shrum Bros. Ford-Mercury Salles of Prineville, by Henry Hesse of Pacific Northwest Life Insurance Company. For the past five years, Shrum and Shrum Bros. Ford-Mercury Sales have sponsored the Student Plan life insurance program for the senior class of Crook County High School and have paid the first year's premium for every senior who accepted the gift. Shrum added Mitchell High School in 1968 and sponsored the school again in 1970 for the third consecutive year. The program offers the same valuable gift to every member of the senior class regardless of scholastic standing or athletic ability … a planned program of protection and systematic savings for every senior who accepts the offer.
25 years ago
June 22, 1995
All but one of the occupants of a 4-wheel drive pickup were transported to the hospital just after 2 a.m. last Saturday morning, the result of a single vehicle accident.Preliminary reports are that the pickup was passing another vehicle on Highway 27 about 9 miles south of Prineville, when it went out of control and rolled over. Apparently, all five occupants were packed into the pickup cab when the accident occurred. The pickup is considered a total wreck.
Weekly dye tests conducted at Ochoco Dam to determine exactly the source of the unexpected seepage have been called positive. However, the origin of the problem is still unknown.Engineers from the Bureau of Reclamation are considering several different ideas about the source of the seepage.
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