100 years ago
May 2, 1918 — Last week a troop of Boy Scouts, thirteen in number, with E.T. Stevens as Scoutmaster, was organized in Redmond. Rev. McVicker and Rev. Hazelton and Prof. L.L. Gooding are the commissioners, and with them and Mr. Stevens at the head of the troop there is no doubt of its being successful.
The Boy Scout organization is the best plan ever tried for training boys to be useful men. In England and in France the Boy Scouts are doing great work acting as dispatch bearers guides for troops, often under fire, assistants in Red Cross work, and in every way living up to the spirit of the order.
75 years ago
May 6, 1943 — Central Oregon’s main industry, potato-raising, hit an all time high of one million dollars this season, reports Ben R. Davidson, federal-state shipping point inspector.
Total of 1007 carloads, at something over $1000 per load were shipped out between September, 1942, and April, 1943. In addition 100 cars of certified seed were shipped.
50 years ago
May 1, 1968 — Flying enthusiasts, airmen and student pilots as well as beginners, are welcome in the Redmond Flying Club, Russ Wallace, club organizer, announced this week.
25 years ago
May 5, 1993 — About 70 people made up a wagon train that drove 13 miles Sunday on Crooked River Ranch. This included an age spread from ten months to over 80 years.
What made them come to the ranch from 30 miles or more away, hauling carts, wagons, horses, mules food, and children for a slow, bumpy, four-hour ride through the junipers?
Some came for a Sunday outing. And the day was easily the most pleasant since last Thanksgiving. Some came out of love for horses and all the trappings.
And some — like organizer and trail boss Gene Westberg — were on a nostalgia trip.