1910 census shows significant population changes
100 years ago
July 22, 1920
J.E. Stewart and the Michael Grocery Co., have just received a carload of White River Flour from The Dalles. This is the first full car load of that article ever shipped to Prineville.
Prineville has a population , according to the census bureau, of 1,144, and Crook County 3,424. The county figures shows a decided decrease since 1910, but the department explains that since the last count, two counties have been carved from the original territory, and it is estimated that counting Jefferson and Deschutes counties, part of the original Crook County, there has been a gain of about 7,000 in the past 10 years.
75 years ago
July 26, 1945
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is now prepared to meet the entire cost of treatment of any case of poliomyelitis in Crook County, it was announced this week by chairman R.P. McRae of the Crook County Infantile Paralysis fund committee. Mr. McRae recently returned after attending the state preparedness conference on poliomyelitis, held in Portland July 16 and 17.
Fire believed to have started from defective wiring destroyed a big barn on the Stearns Cattle Company's home ranch a short distance south of Prineville Saturday afternoon. The Prineville volunteer fire department responded to the alarm but was unable to save the building.
50 years ago
July 23, 1970
A large number of Crook County citizens are forming into an organized group to assist in resolving problems concerning local schools.This group temporarily identified by the name of " Taxpayers for School Betterment" is scheduling an organizational meeting Wednesday night, July 22, at 8 p.m. in the Circuit Court room of the Crook County Courthouse. Co-chairman for the organization are Bill Ray and Bill Holtsclaw.
25 years ago
July 20, 1995
A buckskin-clad self-styled "mountain man" ran afoul of modern law when he pulled his cap-and-ball pistol on two young men, and threatened them.
The man, age 51 and a resident of the Madras Highway, has been lodged in the county jail charged with one count each of menacing and pointing a firearm at a person, and three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
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