Dispatches from history: Western Washington County April 24, 1924

In 1921, Asa E. Westcott represented Banks in the Oregon Legislature. Three years later, he was dead, with a jury ruling his death by a gun was accidental. Just two months earlier, Westcott had vanished after driving his vehicle into the Willamette River before he returned home amid speculation that he had been met with foul play. This and more in the news of 1924.

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