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By Jess McGregor
Gazette Correspondent 

McGregor Land & Livestock marks 135th year at Hooper

 

June 22, 2017

Hooper

Hooper

Alex McGregor gives his speech with the new flag.

The McGregor Company and the town of Hooper hosted a celebration Saturday, June 17, to mark the 135th anniversary of the McGregor Land and Livestock Company. Several hundred people attended, including local family members and friends, along with many former residents. Many antique memorabilia items and pieces of equipment were on display, including a 1912 steam engine that was driven around the park under its own steam power. Wylie and the Wild West band performed in Central Park. A barbecue pork lunch was served, and the town flag was replaced by family members of John Blair Carter, a Hooper resident who was killed during WWII.

The afternoon ended with a speech by Alex McGregor who talked about the many contributions made by employees and residents over the past 135 years.

Bill and Della Evans were in Walla Walla Sunday and Monday to welcome their seventh great-grandchild, Lincoln Micheal Cole, born to Lacey and Jerod Cole.

 
 

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