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ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1975 photo read: BOMBS AWAY-DUCK OR NO SUPPER- Sgt. Drew Mason, Estacada, throws a practive grenade in the field at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, where his unit, Oregon Citys Co A [-], 1st Batallion, 162nd Infantry, Oregon Army National Guard, is currently undergoing its two weeks of annual field training. Sgt. Mason will return to Estacada June 28.
June 25, 2015

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by Estacada News
1995: Officials, Luedtke separately approach county charter 1965 Three fishermen from Estacada were rescued after their boat capsized near the Nehalem bar. Bud Wallain, Adrian Franklin and John…
June 23, 2015

So long, Estacada

by Isabel Gautschi
Dear Estacada, After two years covering everything from education to film, forest to fire, fish passage to fish sculpture, cycling to rafting, man hunts to huckleberry hunting, this is my last…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Meet the Estacada Garden Club officers of 1965: (from left) Mrs. Lewis Pauli, treasurer; Mrs. Roy Rhoades, secretary; Mrs. George Ruhl, second vice president; Mrs. Ed. Richards, first vice president; Mrs. Art Youngberg, president; and presiding at the gavel is District Director Mrs. Guy Keller.
June 22, 2015

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by Estacada News
1995: Water project controversy gets messier 1965 Robin Duncan Cody graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 1975 Sen. Mark Hatfield was planning an informal visit to Estacada. He was…
June 16, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Pamplin Media Group
Foundation appreciates Army mom’s donation Melody Baker of Estacada surprised the attendees at this year’s Memorial Day ceremony May 25, by supplying two beautiful U.S. flag sheet cakes…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1965 photo read: 'Seventh graders ffrom Estacada Grade School walked across PGE's 207-foot-high North FOrk Dam during (a) recent tour of utilitys facilities. While at hte powerhouse, he students studied an exhibit explaining the water cycle and how water is used to generate electricity at dams. (The) group also visited River Mill Dam. PGE conducts plant tours as part of its educational program. Last year 5,973 students visited company facilities.'
June 15, 2015

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by Estacada News
1995: Former bartenders launch taxi company 1965 Loggers in the Pinhead Butte area came across parts of a plane that had disintegrated mid-flight due to excessive speed. Lakes Ranger District…
ARCHIVE PHOTO: JAMES H. LIENHARD - The caption to this 1985 photo read:' Estacada School Board-picked Citizen of the Year Dominic Franco receives his award from Estacada High School Principal Mike Wittmayer and applause from fellow graduates during May 30 commencement ceremony. Franco became Estacada's first severely mentally handicapped graduate.'
June 05, 2015

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by Estacada News
1985: Publisher turns focus to tavern 1965 Surprisingly little damage occurred after a log truck mistakenly dumped its load at Main and Sixth. The log bunk on the truck had broken loose and…
June 04, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Pamplin Media Group
Volunteer assistance greatly appreciated Thank you very much to these fantastic employees of the Estacada Key Bank: Angie Long, Jennie Davidson, Casey Parries, Liz Reynolds and Tami Erickson,…
ARCHIVE PHOTO: JAMES H. LIENHARD - 1985: A ground breaking ceremony was held for 300 Main, a new senior citizen housing facility. Pictured from left: Clackamas County Commissioner Ed Lindquist, 300 Main President Raymond H. Maier, Estacada residents Marie Edson and Evva Smith, Mayor John Rowley and Congressman Denny Smith.
May 27, 2015

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by Estacada News
1975: Citizens outraged at firing of teacher 1965 Mayor David Horner declared three “Poppy Days” in honor of those who gave their lives in the country’s defense, urging citizens to wear…
CONTRIBUTED ARCHIVE PHOTO - In preparation for Estacada's 80th birthday, the May 22, 1985, issue of the then Clackamas County News ran a full page spread of photos from the town's early days. The photos were borrowed from the Mary E. Cody and Pearl T. Erickson collections. This photo, from the early 1900's, showed Ed and Louise Linn in front of their business next to the train station. Ice cream barrels are pictured on the left. The Hazelwood Dairy operated not far away, in downtown Estacada.
May 22, 2015

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by Isabel Gautschi
1995: State sues Timber Festival 1965 Airman 1st Class William E. Bartlemay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Bartlemay of Boring, received special recognition at Toul-Rosieres Airbase, France, as…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY JAMES H. LIENHARD - In May 1985, a three-man logging crew spent more than four hours felling a massive, 200 foot-tall rotting Douglas Fir on D.A. Sandy Hawes' property. A slab of the ancient tree was to be displayed at Estacada City Hall. A full-page photo spread illustrated the size of the tree while loggers wielded hefty 60-inch chain saws with the requisite cigarettes dangling casually from their mouths. Here's John Ashbaugh showing off a metal pipe in the tree's trunk that had broken a chain saw loaned by Dick's Logging for the project. 50 years earlier, similar pipes were used to drain turpentine.
May 19, 2015

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by Estacada News
1985: Group protests police funding 1965 Cazadero Dam had been washed out due to high flood waters in the winter and engineers were planning to replace it with the Faraday diversion dam.…

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May 18, 2015

Group appreciates help with annual Easter event

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Reader's letter The Estacada Fire Volunteer Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt was a great success. This was due, in no small part, to the generosity of the following businesses: Dick’s…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1995 photo read: 'Business was brisk Friday night at the Cazadero Inn as a packed bar waited for the appearance of former Olympics Ice Skater Tonya Harding. Harding, a Clackamas County resident, has been singing karaoke Friday nights at the Cazadero, and last week, her much anticipated appearance was accompanied by a film crew from the tabloid television program Hard Copy, which was working on a profile of Harding. The crowd fell silent as Harding sang a duet with a friend, and then, as she was surrounded by well-wishers above, Hard Copy moved in close to get some exclusive footage. Earlier this month, Harding worked at the Estacada Fire Department.'
May 06, 2015

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by Isabel Gautschi
1995: Tonya Harding sings karaoke at the Cazadero Inn 1985 The Estacada Ranger District was preparing to move into new offices in the Estacada Industrial Park. It had been housed in what is now…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1965 photo read: 'Major James Ellis of The Salvation Army helps Camp Fire Girls Kay Barry and Cynthia Casitle, sixth-graders at Estacada Elementary School, get their Salvage Recovery Bags ready for delivery.' Blue Bird, Camp Fire and Horizon Clubs were dropping off the bags in the Tri-County area urging residents to fill the bags with any usable or repairable discards such as clothing. The collected items would be repaired at The Salvation Army Mens Social Service Center and sold through its many thrift stores.
May 05, 2015

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by Estacada News
1995: Tonya Harding does community service at fire station 1965 The Estacada Union High School District was preparing to teach “modern math” in elementary schools. “Attacking problems as though…




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