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125 Years Ago

1894

CIDER: The big cider mill of G.H. Horsfal near Philomath has been closed down for the season. The mill has had a good run, and after his experience, Mr. Horsfal has about determined to move the mill to Corvallis and make additions to it in the way of jelly manufacture next year. He has about 75 barrels of cider on hand, and what remains of it after the market has been exhausted, will be manufactured this winter into champagne cider. He has inquiries for the product at Seattle and leaves today to look after the matter. (Published Nov. 26, 1869, in the Corvallis Times).

MISCELLANEOUS: Two drunks from Corvallis roomed at the Kiser house this week. ... J.W. Ingle made another flying trip to Albany Wednesday. ... Bert Boles has a knee out of place by coupling-pole breaking. ... Philomath boys have organized a foot ball team. Corvallis won’t be in it anymore. (Published Nov. 29, 1894, in the Corvallis Times).

100 Years Ago

1919

COLLEGE: The Philomath Chautauqua closed a successful season Wednesday evening. The sessions were held in the college chapel and a good nest egg for next year remained after all expenses were paid and 30 representative citizens signed a contract for next year. ... This morning, Joel Berreman of Philomath was chosen to represent the students of Philomath College at Student Volunteer Convention to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, the first week in January. Rev. D.J. Ferguson will represent the faculty at that meeting. ... Saturday, there will be a meeting at Portland in the interest of athletics in general and basket ball in particular among the smaller colleges of Oregon. Prof. Kilpatrick will represent Philomath College. (Published Nov. 24, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

75 Years Ago

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1944

BRIEFS: Tom Robson left Friday for service in the Merchant Marines. ... Lowther's candy store, which has been closed for some time, will open again Dec. 1. ... Evelyn Hoyt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hoyt, has been awarded a $50 prize in a nationwide contest sponsored by Ivory Soap Co. The contest featured war bonds for babies. ... The Ladies Aid of the College church held an all-day meeting recently with a covered dish dinner at noon. In the afternoon, the women mended garments for the farm home. Plans were made for the annual father-son banquet at 7 p.m. Nov. 28. The meeting was the annual dollar day. A sum of $28 was collected. (Published Nov. 28, 1944, in the Eugene Register-Guard).

50 Years Ago

1969

MILITARY: Home on a 40-day leave from England is Airman 2nd Class Steven Fruitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Fruitt. He has had a three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in England and following his leave will report to Kingsley Air Force Base, Klamath Falls. He will have six months remaining to serve. (Published Nov. 26, 1969, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

25 Years Ago

1994

GROWTH: Like most of his neighbors in the Chateau Philomath mobile home park, Bob DeLaMater commutes to a job in Corvallis. “The drive is getting to be a pain,” said DeLaMater, a firefighter with the Corvallis Fire Department. “Between the log trucks and the chip trucks and people commuting back and forth, the speed doesn’t get over 35 mph.” DeLaMater said only a few of his neighbors work in Philomath. Most have jobs in Corvallis, at places such as Oregon State University or Hewlett-Packard Co. Call it growing pains. Philomath, once a timber town, is becoming more of a bedroom community to Corvallis. But as development pressure grows, many residents question whether their community should be an extension of its larger neighbor. (Published Nov. 26, 1994, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

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Compiled by Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express

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