This Week in Winslow History<br>

15 years ago

The regional U.S. Census office reported a computer problem caused a miscount in Winslow. The computer program included vacant houses and some no longer in existence yet missed about a quarter of all new houses.

Workers went door to door to reach people who did not return questionnaires by mail. Preliminary estimates showed the prison included about 907 inmates in the local population.

25 years ago

An arbitration board determined the City of Winslow owed a contractor building the Clear Creek Dam nearly $400,000 in cost overruns.

Work on the dam was slowed due to high water but the board ruled the city owed the money as part of the contract. The dam was expected to be complete within weeks.

45 years ago

More than 700 members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks dropped in Winslow for the 45th annual state convention. The five-day event included business seminars, dinners and dancing. Hotels were reportedly completely full.

65 years ago

In 1940, the City of Winslow and its surrounding districts were home to 6,088 people, according to preliminary reports from the Census Bureau. Of those, 4,505 lived within the city limits, which was an increase of 588 from the 1930 census.

The surrounding areas, including Taylortown, Coopertown, Mahoney Addition and Bushman Acres numbered 1,583 people.

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