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150 Years Ago


COLLEGE: A college is soon to be established at Philomath, Benton County, under the control of the Church of the United Brethren. (Published July 4, 1867, in the Morning Oregonian, Portland).

100 Years Ago


SUPERINTENDENT: Roy Glass, a University of Oregon graduate who was superintendent at Philomath last year, has been elected superintendent of the Cottage Grove schools, to succeed W.G. Beattie, who has gone to Alaska. (Published July 8, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).

ATTENDANCE: According to J.C. Pruitt, of Pendleton, who was on this side of the mountains to keep in touch with the Philomath, Albany and Ashland round-ups, with a view of advising the Pendleton Round-uppers as to probabilities there, reports in the Albany Democrat that Philomath's attendance was 60 percent under the attendance of last year. (Published July 7, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

75 Years Ago


ORGANIZATION: The Women's Missionary Society met last Friday afternoon and elected their president, Mrs. Jeannette Green and Mrs. M. Goodrich as delegates to the conference which meets in Everett, Wash., Aug. 26 to 30. Mrs. E.B. Ward was elected as alternate. The next meeting will be held on the evening of Aug. 7 and will honor the birthday of Miss Gladys Ward, who is now in the mission field in Free China. (Published July 7, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

15 Years Ago


MOVING: Benton County commissioners granted organizers of the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire a permit on Monday allowing the annual celebration of the Elizabethan era's move to Kings Valley. The event drew 19,000 visitors last year. Fair director Leslie Engle wanted to move the fair because she said the Philomath Rodeo Grounds, the location of the fair for its first five years, was getting too small for the turnout. (Published July 2, 2002, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

Compiled by Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express


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