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‘A whale of a deal’: Man recalls how family’s new car was crushed by blubber in 1970

EUGENE, Ore. – Kelly Umenhofer tagged along on a business trip with his dad 45 years ago in the family’s brand new car from Dunham Oldsmobile. The man the 14-year-old’s father was meeting November 12, 1970, was watching a 45-foot, 8-ton whale that washed up on the beach – and the Oregon highway workers tasked with removing the carcass from ... Read More »