by Gene Pasek

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December 18, 2012
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Remembering the flood of 1955

Dr. John Pasek got a phone call in his office above the Farmers' Bank in Minden. It was mid-morning on Dec. 23, 1955. The caller was very distraught and almost impossible to understand. When the Lady said "Come quick...Fawn dead," the doctor knew it was Fawn Yim's wife, a resident who lived on Mono Avenue. A call was immediately made to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He repeated what Mrs. Yim had said, with the dispatcher on duty saying "Fawn's not dead. He's holding onto a clump of willows out in the river (East Fork - Carson River).

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