Mystery solved: Lena O'Neal made historical walk across Fred Robinson Bridge
September 18, 2019
Columnist's note: Alert readers may recall the June, 2016 "Journal" story about the Fred Robinson Bridge and its dedication in 1959. The giant celebration drew an estimated 10,00-15,000 celebrants.
At the end of 2016 story I wrote, "Here's one interesting but somewhat mysterious connection between the bridge and Blaine County. Both the "Harlem News" and the "Chinook Opinion" reported, "The first person to walk across the bridge after the log was cut (like a ribbon cutting) and the bridge officially opened, was Mrs. Lena O'Neal, long-time resident of Chinook."
No one was able to explain (in...