50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 13, 1968

Hollywood’s latest western “hero” came to the rescue of a lady in distress last night. Actor Clint Eastwood saved little Teresa Lynn Martin from her bike when she caught her foot in the wheel.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 13, 1993

Tim Goodale could rightly be called the “Father of Highway 86.”

The mountain man from New York led a wagon train in 1862 from Boise to Baker City via the Payette, Weiser and Powder rivers.

From Pine to Flagstaff Hill he followed the same generate route as the modern two-lane highway through Baker County, but Goodale’s road was south of the river instead of north.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 13, 2008

The Baker City Council decided Tuesday to not even consider an ordinance requiring every household to pay for garbage service.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 14, 2017

Tracy McCue doesn’t know how many people will gather in Huntington to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, but she’s pretty sure she’ll have a cold drink to sell to every last one of them.

McCue, who owns T&T Country Store in Huntington, which is near the center of the eclipse’s path of totality, said she has been “spending every penny I have” to stockpile soda, water, beer and a variety of foods.

She’s heard estimates that several thousand people will congregate in and near Huntington, along Interstate 84 about 45 miles southeast of Baker City, with many likely to arrive Thursday.

“I have pallets stacked all over,” said McCue, who owns the only grocery store in the town of 445. “I quadrupled my normal soda order.”

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