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From Our Files (May 17, 2023)


May 17, 2023

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May 1973: Cathy Whaley, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Buxton, 598 43rd Ave., receives the grand prize – an 8-track stereo tape player – at Franny's Furniture's Ding-A-Ling Daze and Remodeling Grand Opening, from Franny Carpenter.

May 17, 1973

The state Water Reseources Board rebuffed the latest effort of the Oregon Environmental Council to block eventual construction of a proposed Cascadia Dam and to have the South Santiam River designated as a scenic waterway.

Officials at Timber Service and Willamette Industries said there is no danger of the area around Indian Cave (a half mile east of Cascadia State Park) being logged off.

Persistent rumors claimed Timber Service sold the timber in the cave area to Willamette Industries and that Willamette intended to log it soon. The land was obtained by Timber Service in a...

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