In November of 1923, the ladies clubs of Gales Creek and Hillside went head-to-head in a spelling contest at a hall in Gales Creek, with Hillside emerging the victor.
Blink and you’ll miss it: Gales Creek’s Lone Fir Tree Farm opened Friday for business, and it’ll close for the season on Saturday. This year, you can get a tree, a wreath, and a burger.
Starting near Dilley, then travelling up the Gales Creek Valley, and into the heart of the Tillamook Forest, here’s a four-stop Saturday with two bazaars, live music, and a salmon fry release.
The Tillamook Forest Center will close for the winter season November 27, after one last holiday event. It’s not expected to reopen until March of 2024.
“A cougar on Gales Peak is making night hideous with his cries and every dog in the neighborhood answers with a mighty chorus,” an entry from the November 15, 1923 Watts neighborhood column reads. This and more in news from a century ago in Gales Creek.
It’s that special time of year when families gather, eat a lot, take a moment to be grateful for what they have, and then, the next morning, spend an incredible amount of money on consumer goods and electronics they don’t have, but really, really want.
Or, you could go fishing, or hiking, for free.
With just under one year before the big 2024 election, we asked the Washington County Elections Division how they reduce errors in the electoral process, and talked about staff safety, transparency.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, the clips come from the Washington County News-Times published November 1 and 8, 1923. Want more local history? Visit the Banks Historical Society online at www.bankshistory.org for Banks-area history, and Friends of Historic Forest[Read More…]
The Oregon State Police released additional details following a fatal crash that saw Highway 6 closed for about five hours on Friday.
Highway 6 is closed east of Tillamook due to a fatal crash, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning.