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HISTORY: The incorrigible exaggerator, philanderer, poet and county judge of Canyon City
HISTORY: The incorrigible exaggerator, philanderer, poet and county judge of Canyon City
Joaquin Miller was many things. Truthful was not always one.

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HISTORY: Trio of teenage fugitives caught following sensational jail break

Last Friday witnessed a rather sensational jail break at Canyon City, which was staged by three boys awaiting sentence for larceny of automobiles and other articles. They were Robert Duane Briggs, 17, Clifford Elwood Robinson, 16, and Albert De Lonzo...

HISTORY: Brewery owner had start at Prairie Diggings mine
HISTORY: Brewery owner had start at Prairie Diggings mine
The FC Sels Brewery endured two fires and was known for award-winning beer.
HISTORY: Lust for gold leads to the end of a rope

Berry Wey, a man who murdered his mining partner Galleger to obtain $80,000 in gold dust, was the first man to be hanged in Canyon City — in 1863. Some men, discovering the body of Wey’s victim, reported to the miners in Canyon City, and...

HISTORY: Eagle owner’s son commits barbershop prank
HISTORY: Eagle owner’s son commits barbershop prank
A young man pulls a prank on a Canyon Cityl barber in the early 1900s.
HISTORY: Prairie City Community Center began as Methodist Church

Circuit riders from The Dalles provided the first Methodist ministry in Prairie City during the 1870s, and the Methodist Church at the south end of the community park was constructed in 1885. The building is now the Prairie City Community...

HISTORY: Squints and Glances

Aug. 27, 1964

Barbers to raise haircut prices

Three of John Day’s barber shops have announced that the price of haircuts for both men and children will go up when the shops re-open after the Labor Day weekend.

New prices will...