January 29, 1953. ##Looking over a Model A coupe which will be up for auction at the third annual McMinnville Eagles Lodge auction for the March of Dimes are this group of Eagles. This is one of three autos donated by local firms for the polio fund auction, slated Saturday, January 31. Left to right, Walter Wish, Eagles president; Eagles Ray Fredericks and Harold Patton (kneeling); C.E. Colvin of Gilbert Tilbury, donor of the car; and C.N. Bennett and William Stoelting, members of the local Eagles Lodge. Cars are also being donated by Vinton and Larsen and Fredricks Motor Company. The cars are only a part of a large variety of articles being donated for auction.
January 29, 1953. ##Looking over a Model A coupe which will be up for auction at the third annual McMinnville Eagles Lodge auction for the March of Dimes are this group of Eagles. This is one of three autos donated by local firms for the polio fund auction, slated Saturday, January 31. Left to right, Walter Wish, Eagles president; Eagles Ray Fredericks and Harold Patton (kneeling); C.E. Colvin of Gilbert Tilbury, donor of the car; and C.N. Bennett and William Stoelting, members of the local Eagles Lodge. Cars are also being donated by Vinton and Larsen and Fredricks Motor Company. The cars are only a part of a large variety of articles being donated for auction.
January 8, 1953. ##Big Operation is Rainbow Gardens, McMinnville, located 1 ½ miles northeast of the city on highway 47. All types of plants are grown here, plus hothouse vegetables for consumption in local and Portland markets. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Horton, and son, Mahlon (left), display some of their young stock.
January 8, 1953. ##Big Operation is Rainbow Gardens, McMinnville, located 1 ½ miles northeast of the city on highway 47. All types of plants are grown here, plus hothouse vegetables for consumption in local and Portland markets. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Horton, and son, Mahlon (left), display some of their young stock.
January 29, 1953. ##Winter Barely Touches Foothills With First Snowfall — Snow just tinges the tips of the foothills west of McMinnville with a topping of white as the season’s first snowfall hit briefly Monday. About two inches of the white stuff fell at higher elevations. On the valley floor, flakes melted as they hit. January’s precipitation had already surpassed a mark set in January 1883, and is one of three wettest in Oregon’s history.
January 29, 1953. ##Winter Barely Touches Foothills With First Snowfall — Snow just tinges the tips of the foothills west of McMinnville with a topping of white as the season’s first snowfall hit briefly Monday. About two inches of the white stuff fell at higher elevations. On the valley floor, flakes melted as they hit. January’s precipitation had already surpassed a mark set in January 1883, and is one of three wettest in Oregon’s history.
January 22, 1953.## Talking about possibilities of higher flood crest on the Willamette, Grand Island resident Kirk Douglas (standing) passes the time with other islanders near Bud Pomeroy’s home.
January 22, 1953.## Talking about possibilities of higher flood crest on the Willamette, Grand Island resident Kirk Douglas (standing) passes the time with other islanders near Bud Pomeroy’s home.
January 22, 1953.## Cattle stand in forlorn fashion about the new Frank Finnicum dairy barn on Grand Island while floodwaters inch closer. Milk was stored in a tank, then ferried into waiting trucks by motorboat. Finnicums made preparations to house and milk cows in the barn’s second story should water rise further.
January 22, 1953.## Cattle stand in forlorn fashion about the new Frank Finnicum dairy barn on Grand Island while floodwaters inch closer. Milk was stored in a tank, then ferried into waiting trucks by motorboat. Finnicums made preparations to house and milk cows in the barn’s second story should water rise further.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : February 1, 1951. ##A sore spot with Brockwood Hill residents in McMinnvllle is this bridge, which once connected Brockwood Hill with Western Avenue. Closed some six months due to extremely weakened condition, residents see little hope for re-opening unless city and county can get together on its repair or replacement. City officials would like to see a fill in place of the bridge but contend they haven’t accepted the bridge from the county and are not responsible for its maintenance. County has no funds.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : February 1, 1951. ##A sore spot with Brockwood Hill residents in McMinnvllle is this bridge, which once connected Brockwood Hill with Western Avenue. Closed some six months due to extremely weakened condition, residents see little hope for re-opening unless city and county can get together on its repair or replacement. City officials would like to see a fill in place of the bridge but contend they haven’t accepted the bridge from the county and are not responsible for its maintenance. County has no funds.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : ##Completely dismantled is the Clair Reed Bridge, connecting Three Mile Lane with Lafayette. The county had to dismantle it when families living on the road insisted on using it despite its dangerous condition. County estimates it will cost some $25,000 to replace this bridge and the Dorsey Bridge pictured below. The county plans to either replace this with fill and culvert or shorten it considerably but can’t get at the work until spring.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : ##Completely dismantled is the Clair Reed Bridge, connecting Three Mile Lane with Lafayette. The county had to dismantle it when families living on the road insisted on using it despite its dangerous condition. County estimates it will cost some $25,000 to replace this bridge and the Dorsey Bridge pictured below. The county plans to either replace this with fill and culvert or shorten it considerably but can’t get at the work until spring.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : ##Dorsey Bridge south of Dayton is a vital link between Webfoot area and Dayton-Salem highway but has been closed due to its weakened condition. Part of the planks have been lifted from center to prevent use. Note roadbed in foreground, weakened by seepage. This bridge will be considerably shortened when replaced. Bridge situation in the county is not as bleak as it was last summer when some 15 bridges in the county were out at one time.
County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : ##Dorsey Bridge south of Dayton is a vital link between Webfoot area and Dayton-Salem highway but has been closed due to its weakened condition. Part of the planks have been lifted from center to prevent use. Note roadbed in foreground, weakened by seepage. This bridge will be considerably shortened when replaced. Bridge situation in the county is not as bleak as it was last summer when some 15 bridges in the county were out at one time.
January 10, 1965. ##Winners of the McMinnville Elks Youth Leadership Contest are presented savings bonds by Ron Eborall, left, Exalted Ruler, and Harold Lewis, program chairman. Winners are (l to r) Rich Jernstedt, first place boy; Jan Cellers, first place girl; Joyce Williams, second place girl; and Robert Doster, second place boy. The two first place winners now become contestants in the state contest.
January 10, 1965. ##Winners of the McMinnville Elks Youth Leadership Contest are presented savings bonds by Ron Eborall, left, Exalted Ruler, and Harold Lewis, program chairman. Winners are (l to r) Rich Jernstedt, first place boy; Jan Cellers, first place girl; Joyce Williams, second place girl; and Robert Doster, second place boy. The two first place winners now become contestants in the state contest.
January 18, 1951.## Sitting at home with no place to go. Oregon Motor Stages agent, Norman Evans scratched his head and wondered when the busses would “hit the road” when this picture was taken Friday. Busses were tied by strike at the Portland terminal which spread through wide Oregon area. Oregon Motor Stages resumed service Monday after two-day shutdown
January 18, 1951.## Sitting at home with no place to go. Oregon Motor Stages agent, Norman Evans scratched his head and wondered when the busses would “hit the road” when this picture was taken Friday. Busses were tied by strike at the Portland terminal which spread through wide Oregon area. Oregon Motor Stages resumed service Monday after two-day shutdown
January 6, 1965. ##New McMinnville Mayor Robert Johnson takes the oath of office administered by City Recorder John Teague while Councilman John Larson, City Attorney Eugene Marsh, and City Administrator Joe Dancer look on. One new councilman, Herschel Swanson, also took the Oath of office and assumed his seat on the council.
January 6, 1965. ##New McMinnville Mayor Robert Johnson takes the oath of office administered by City Recorder John Teague while Councilman John Larson, City Attorney Eugene Marsh, and City Administrator Joe Dancer look on. One new councilman, Herschel Swanson, also took the Oath of office and assumed his seat on the council.
December 22, 1938. ##ADVERTISEMENT Another milestone in the rapid development of the Yamhill County territory by the Richfield Oil corporation will be observed Saturday with the grand opening of a modern $11,900 superservice station in McMinnville.
Located at Baker and Fifth streets, the new station is the third major development marking the entry of Richfield in the county a year ago. Before that time this territory was served out of Beaverton, but increasing business prompted the corporation to open a station similar to the new one here at Newberg in April and construction of an $8,000 bulk plant here in August. 
The new station is under the management of Harold Nichols with Clifford Stupfel as assistant.
“The confidence of Richfield Oil corporation in this territory was responsible for the investment required to construct this new, modern and completely-equipped station in McMinnville,” said Harold Mahon, Yamhill County agent for the company. “The station has only the latest devices for the quickest and most efficient service to customers.”
December 22, 1938. ##ADVERTISEMENT Another milestone in the rapid development of the Yamhill County territory by the Richfield Oil corporation will be observed Saturday with the grand opening of a modern $11,900 superservice station in McMinnville. Located at Baker and Fifth streets, the new station is the third major development marking the entry of Richfield in the county a year ago. Before that time this territory was served out of Beaverton, but increasing business prompted the corporation to open a station similar to the new one here at Newberg in April and construction of an $8,000 bulk plant here in August. The new station is under the management of Harold Nichols with Clifford Stupfel as assistant. “The confidence of Richfield Oil corporation in this territory was responsible for the investment required to construct this new, modern and completely-equipped station in McMinnville,” said Harold Mahon, Yamhill County agent for the company. “The station has only the latest devices for the quickest and most efficient service to customers.”

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