1964: Reliance Connects predecessor wins safety award

by: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Safety Representative J.A. Jim Jump of the States Accident Prevention Division (from left), President of Estacada Telephone & Telegraph Co. Floyd Day and Assistant Manager Duane Day are pictured in front of the company in 1964.


The Estacada Telephone and Telegraph Company received an award for having gone six years without a lost time accident.

The company was praised in the article for having a record of acquiring the most modern equipment available, having switched to a dial system in 1957, then to direct distance dialing in 1962.

The company was the predecessor for Reliance Connects and related companies still in business under the management of the same family today.


Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., told the press that the Democratic-controlled Congress was ready to join with President Richard Nixon in enacting a national health insurance plan.


Estacada hosted its first Clackamas River Canyon Marathon, a 25-mile run and qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

More than 200 runners took part, including one of the event’s organizers: Steve Woods.

Woods’ children, Kelly and Jon, narrowly beat their father in the race with a time of 3:46:18.

“They saw me catching up with them near the end,” said the elder Woods. I gave them a scare.”


Estacada was gearing up to hold its second annual Support Our Troops rally.

A small group of Estacada area residents were organizing the event with hopes of raising enough money through donations to eventually create a memorial to honor service men and women.


Fearless Brewing Company celebrated 10 years in business with an anniversary


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