Linvilles Attend Astoria Centennial

From the August 17, 1911 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Attending Centennial at Astoria.

W. R. Linville and Everett Linville left Wednesday morning for Astoria, Oregon, where they will attend the big Astoria Centennial or one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the noted Pacific city, which was laid out by the great American fur dealer and capitalist, John Jacob Astor, one hundred years ago.

This Exhibition is one of the big attractions of the Pacific Coast this year, and Astoria is doing herself proud by holding such a mammoth affair.  It will be a celebration of thirty days duration, and into which will be crowded all kinds of water sports and exhibitions, such as boat racing, life-saving crews and fishing smacks, etc., naval displays.  Boats from the largest sized ocean steamers to the most unique fishing crafts will be there in profusion to take their part on this large and beautiful Astoria bay.  Besides these, flying machines, balloons and other air ships will be as thick as sea gulls around a big ocean ferry.

Mr. Linville and Everett will be gone about three weeks.  Mr. Linville has a number of relatives in the West, whom he will visit, and will also pay his respects to his cousin, Tom Linville, of Astoria.  Of course he will want to get solid with “Big Tom” Linville, the very first man, for Mr. Linville is Chief of Police at Astoria.


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