Prairie City, Ore., Post 106

106 - Prairie City, OR

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Prairie City, Ore., Post 106 Hall

In a time after the creation of the national organization, a group of World War I veterans in Prairie City, Ore., decided to form a local American Legion post. A charter was issued Feb. 6, 1922, with 18 members.

On March 12, 1923, the charter for the American Legion Auxiliary unit was issued with 21 members.

Meetings were held in various homes and other places for a few years. In the early 1930s the members of Prairie Post resolved to build a meeting hall. The snow was deep, but the men were determined, so they cut the logs below Strawberry Lake and hauled them out with horse teams and sleds.

Paul Crouter, Stanley Younger, Jim Detmer, Dave Hughes, Chester Reynolds, Jack Cochran, Dick Martin, Lee Bliss, Dave Tureman, Rev. Leslie Bailey, Kenneth McHaley and George Mowery weathered the snow and cold to get out the logs and put up the building.

Ab Bradford hauled lumber, Commini Stone Quary donated cut stones for the fireplace and Gordon Bradford gave his time and efforts to build the fireplace.

The building continues to be used today for the meetings for the two groups and many other community functions.

Submitted by:
R. L Van Voorhis

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