A century ago in western Washington County: Roy resident Albert Vandehey is killed by a train, the KK is pelted with eggs in Forest Grove, and a farmer would really like someone to pick up the stray horses that wandered onto their Dilley farm.
Hayward may be a tiny community with a cemetery and a handful of homes, farms, and a cemetery today. But in 1923, it had a hotel, a school, and by November 29, 1923, a sidewalk.
One hundred years ago, work began on the first water system in Banks right before Thanksgiving.
It’s a double feature this week! One hundred years ago, Banks took their first steps to building a municipal water system and bringing electricity to what was then the newest incorporated city in Washington County, and in Gales Creek, we’ve got news about three people named Bill.
The comings and goings of people in Banks, Kansas City and more fill this snapshot of life from 1923.
A man hit another man in the face at the racetrack, a driver blew through town at 80 miles per hour, and the Secret Service is investigating a string of counterfeit bills passed in western Washington County.
100 years ago, someone lost their Nash wire wheel “with tire and cover” between Forest Grove, Banks, and Timber.
Was it ever found? Could it still be out there?
Did you know Gales Creek (the community, not the creek) was home to a fish hatchery in 1923? A hatchery on Clear Creek supplied fish to area streams.
Before there was a Banks BBQ, there was the Banks Hog and Dairy Show.
One century ago: A Ku Klux Klan gathering just northwest of Forest Grove drew members “from Portland and many surrounding towns” and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History in Banks, Gales Creek, Buxton, and beyond from September 20, 1923.