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1963

Estacada entered an ‘Old Methods of Punishment’ float in Portland’s “Merrykhana” parade.

Float participants simulated being hung, burned at the stake and languishing in the stocks.

News cameras loved it.

1983

The five girls of the Timber Festival Court were booked to make appearances all across Oregon every weekend of the summer.

All five were hopeful of earning the coveted “Miss Estacada” title at the Timber Festival in July.

They would be judged on appearance, talent and interview skills.

The girl crowned “Miss Estacada” would represent Estacada in the Miss Oregon pageant in Seaside.

1993

Someone stole the Estacada Funeral Chapel’s lawnmower.

The thief or thieves cut a hole in the back of the building and made off with the mower and several tools.

The funeral board chairman didn’t know how’d they’d be able to mow the cemetery, as they couldn’t afford to replace it.

2003

The annual July 4 Estacada fireworks show, the largest in Clackamas County, was in danger of being cancelled.

Western International Fireworks, the show fireworks supplier, was demanding that the $5,500 debt from the previous year be settled before reaching a deal for the 2003 show.

Despite tough economic times, event organizers were going all out with fundraising efforts.



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