From Our Files (May 3, 2023)


May 3, 2023

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A mass of boats, trailers and campers lines the shore at Foster Lake during the opening of fishing season in May 1973.

May 3, 1973

It took more than 20 men from state police, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Sweet Home Fire Department and Ambulance to successfully rescue James Buchanan, of Marcola, from his demolished log truck.

He was pinned in his truck for two hours 100 feet below Highway 20 beside the river while rescuers sawed his steering wheel apart to retrieve him.

Buchanan was westbound on Highway 20 about 15 miles east of Sweet Home when his load shifted on a curve.

He lost control of the truck and went down the bank to land upside-down with the trailer on top of the cab. He was treated at the hos...

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