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Column • History • Banks
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County June 30, 1921
100 years ago: Forest Grove mulls paving Gales Creek Road from their then-city limits to Thatcher Road, a rural community outside of Forest Grove at the time, a pioneer from the Banks area — his family name now graces the region's newest park at the Killin Wetlands — dies and more. This week, the clips in this history column come from the June 30, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.
The newspapers and other print jobs of the time would have been printed on this type of machine. Photo taken from April 28, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.
Buxton • Event • Community Jul. 28
Inaugural Blueberry Festival draws crowds in Buxton
Buxton’s Public Coast Farm was host to the Inaugural Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 24, an event that drew crowds to the storied home of the Apple Valley Airport, Ramblin’ Rod Anders, and more.
FreeBanks • Weather • Health Jul. 27
National Weather Service issues 'Excessive Heat Watch' for Banks area beginning Thursday
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for much of the Willamette Valley and surrounding areas beginning Thursday and extending through Saturday evening. The area under the heat watch includes Banks, but ends in Manning.
Buxton • Event • Community Jul. 23
Blueberry Festival planned for Buxton's Public Coast Farm this Saturday
Ramblin' Rod Anders, the Apple Valley Airport, the proposed Salmonberry Trail, the Public Coast Farm and now, the inaugural Blueberry Festival this Saturday in Buxton all have called the same property home.
FreeFire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Jul. 21
Fire crews move into 'heavy mop-up' at Game Hog Creek Fire
Fire crews are pushing into the interior of the Game Hog Creek Fire as they work to establish a 300 foot perimeter free of burning material, the Oregon Department of Forestry said on Wednesday.
Column • History • Banks Jul. 20
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County July 14, 1921
100 years ago: Two Portland residents run afoul of game wardens in Gales Creek, it's blackberry season in Timber, and everyone is making hay while the sun shines and more. This week, the clips in this history column come from the July 14, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.