Echo in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
"Jack walked up to the butcher shop and asked owner Bert Logsdon (sic) for 25 cents worth of stew meat. Mr. Logsdon wrapped up the meat and Jack handed him a one hundred dollar bill which the butcher could not change, so he told Jack to take the meat. Several days later Jack came for the same amount of stew meat and again presented the one hundred dollar bill and again Mr. Longston could not change it. The third time Jack tried the same procedure Mr. Longston said "Sure, I can change the bill," and Jack was quick to draw it back and exclaim "No, no, I have lived for several months on this bill." He the gave then right change for the meat." - Echoes From the Past
Where the Fife RV is now located along Main Street there was a pit called the "Dug Out" that was used for boxing and wrestling matches. Jack fought there while living in Echo. He also returned c. 1924 for an exhibition fight. While Jack was in Echo, Addie "Maxine" Cates lived on Kennedy and Dale
Erected by City of Echo.
Location. 45° 44.526′ N, 119° 11.91′ W. Marker is in Echo, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street near Water Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 West Main Street, Echo OR 97826, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Covered Wagon Museum (a few steps from this marker); Umatilla County Jail (a few steps from this marker); The Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lower Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlie Berry Stadium (approx. half a mile away); David R. Koontz (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stansfield Rest Area Oregon Trial Kiosk (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.