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1945: Driver-less car crashes into Ochoco Bridge after drunk driver falls out

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - JULY 4, 1995: Prineville Reservoir is filled to capacity during the Independence Day weekend as boaters, picknickers and sunbathers hit the park.

100 years ago

July 5, 1920

The first organized attempt to use airplanes in Oregon for the distribution of mail will be inaugurated this week, beginning Saturday, July 3, when a fleet of planes will leave Portland carrying huge bundles of inhibitions to the merchants of the state to participate in Buyers Week, August 9-14 inclusive.

The only U.S. Marine in the world who has never seen the United States is on duty at the American Legation here. He is Private C.W.F. Childress, who was born to American parents in China. When he became of age a few weeks ago, he decided to join the Marines and enlisted at the Legation.

75 years ago

July 5, 1945

Harry Cayton, 46, was fined $100 in city court last Thursday, sentenced to 30 days in jail and deprived of his drivers license for one year as the result of a freakish accident on Main Street in which a driverless car crashed into the Ochoco Creek bridge. The Prineville man entered a plea of guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. He paid the $100 fine, surrendered his license and the 30-day jail term was suspended by City Recorder J.E. Adamson.

City Marshal Ernest McKenzie reported Cayton fell out of the car when he rounded the corner at West Seventh and Main. The car cruised down Main street out of control, hitting first the east side of the bridge approach and then coming to rest against the guard rail on the west side of the bridge.

50 years ago

July 9, 1970

The 25th Annual Crooked River Roundup and pari-mutuel racing will highlight activities in Prineville for the next two weekends. The rodeo, which is expected to attract over 200 of the top cowboys in the nation, the horse racing, the Pro-Am Golf tournament, professional wrestling, a gala parade, a carnival and western dance will be on the schedule of events which starts Thursday evening with Horse Racing.

25 years ago

July 4, 1995

The Prineville Circuit Race road bicycling event is back for the second year, this time promising more excitement than before as it is now the closing stage of the Cascade Cycling cliassic. The Cascade Cycling Classic, Americas oldest Category A bicycle stage race, returns to Prineville on Saturday July 15, when some of the finest riders on the continent take to the streets on a 1.8 mile course around town.

The driver of a pickup involved in a single vehicle accident on Juniper Canyon Road Friday was transported by ambulance to Pioneer Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two passengers in the pickup were taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

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