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MANY WOULD LIKE TO FORGET THIS DAY

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A Deadly Wind': Former reporter tells survior stories from the Oct. 12, 1962 Columbus Day storm - Entertainment & Life - The Register-Guard - Eugene, OR

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WILL THE DRIVE-IN THEATER COME BACK?

The Coolest Drive-In Theater in Each State - Aceable

99W Drive-in

The 99W Drive-in movie theater (above) is a single screen outdoor movie
venue in Newberg, Oregon that has been in operation since it originally
opened back in the year 1953. Double features of first-run films are shown
at the drive-in on a season basis only during the weekends.

Throughout the years, more than fifty drive-in movie theaters have existed
in Oregon. Yet, today, only four are operating in the state and the 99W is
one of them.

Oregon's 99W Drive-In still a hot ticket on a summer night | KVAL

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ADMITTED TO THE UNION ON THIS DAY IN 1859

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Official seal of Oregon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAVER STATE!


Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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A JAPANESE BOMB KILLED SIX IN OREGON

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The monument dedicated to the victims of the balloon bomb.
    

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In Lakeview, Oregon on this day in 1945, Mrs. Elsie Mitchell and five
neighborhood children are killed while attempting to drag a Japanese
balloon (similar to the one shown above) out of the woods.

Unbeknownst to Mitchell and the children, the balloon was armed, and
it exploded soon after they began tampering with it. They were the first
and only known American civilians to be killed in the continental United
States during
World War II. The U.S. government eventually gave $5,000
in compensation to Mitchell’s husband, and $3,000 each to the families
of Edward Engen, Sherman Shoemaker, Jay Gifford, and Richard and
Ethel Patzke, the five slain children.

The explosive balloon found at Lakeview was a product of one of only
a handful of Japanese attacks against the continental United States,
which were conducted early in the war by the Japanese.

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