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The following letter, reprinted from the June 28, 1956, edition of the Eagle is said to have been written in 1863 by Bradford C. Trowbridge, father of Charles Trowbridge of John Day, to his fa…

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When World War I broke out on July 28, 1914, it was called the Great War. Later it was called the “war to end all wars.” More than 70 million military personnel were mobilized in the global conflict.

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“Stockmen are all opposed to the late grazing order,” a front-page headline in the Feb. 8, 1918, Blue Mountain Eagle announced as a long-simmering dispute over grazing on public lands in Grant…

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On the night of Jan. 17, a Mt. Vernon boy, 12-yearl-old Ronnie Hyder became the first Grant County youth ever to receive a national Boy Scout award for heroism.

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These old-time recipes, and many more, can be found in the Grant County Genealogical Society’s compilation called “Through the Spokes of Time: A Collection of Recipes,” along with bits of Gran…

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When Wilma Boyer started working at the Blue Mountain Hospital in Prairie City in 1959, the facility had about 15 patient beds and a three-bed nursing home ward.

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Billy Drinkwater of John Day, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May next year, remembers the days of no electricity or indoor plumbing.

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1.) Palm thimble — worn while stitching canvas hoses, which were used for hydraulic mining.

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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 victi…