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By Brianna Wray
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Powell Rifle Donated to Waitsburg Historical Society

E.L. Powell's great grandsons visited Waitsburg during Pioneer Fall Festival


September 20, 2018

Brianna Wray

Waitsburg Historical Society president Tom Land receives the Winchester Special Rifle onstage at the Pioneer Fall Festival.

WAITSBURG-In August 2017, while many people were traveling elsewhere to see a solar eclipse, Barney Powell and his wife made a point to travel through Waitsburg.

"We stopped because I was interested in my ancestor, E.L. Powell," Barney Powell said. "We got a copy of the July newspaper with an article in it about E.L. Powell."

The article, "Fun with History," by Dena Martin, describes a colorful character who had many interests. He was the youngest man in the state to hold the position of Odd Fellows Third Grand Masters, at age 29. He pitched baseball well into his fifties. Among other thi...

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