An oil well in Buxton? A century ago, there were hopes that the next oil rush was in Buxton and Manning. This and more in this week’s Dispatched from History.
This month’s police log includes photos, audio for those who prefer to hear the report directly from Deputy Ward, and a recurring red Corvette.
Our valentine to you: This week’s dispatches from history doesn’t require a subscription to read. Love, Chas.
A store in Banks goes bankrupt, a cow is killed after being smothered by a haystack near Gales Creek, and so many more snippets from exactly a century ago in rural western Washington County.
Statistics from January and a message about the next CERT class are in this month’s fire log from the Banks Fire District.
In 1924, nearly every week saw a rural western Washington County resident fall afoul of the law as it pertained to the possession, distillation, or transport of liquor. This week, it’s three Banks men who had their Ford seized by Forest Grove police.
The December 2023 Banks Police Log is presented here as written and delivered to the Banks City Council. We’ve also provided the verbal report delivered by Deputy Frank Ward for your listening pleasure as well.
A 1924 ad for dynamite, the tiny community of Watts (where Stringtown Road and Gales Creek Road meet) considers merging their two community halls, and a Banks man says the water system is coming along fine in this week’s Dispatches from History.
In 1924, one Banks-area man—Bennie Lyda— just refused to die after being crushed by a tractor near Banks. This and more in the news clips from one century ago. (No subscription required for this one-Happy New Year!)
One hundred years ago, a short-lived early newspaper in Banks was absorbed into the Beaverton Review. This and more in the news of a century ago.