Remember When for Aug. 29
August 28, 2012
120 years ago
September 2, 1892
A race has been arranged between Chris Dangberg’s horse “Jumbo” and Wm. McCormick’s horse ” Wild Bill” for the Valhalla races in Gardnerville in September.
95 years ago
August 31, 1917
The Record -Courier will be sent free to our boys. Realizing that our boys are soon to leave for training camps, or those who have already left, will be craving news from home, the publisher of the Record-Courier has decided to send to all our boys who may desire, the Record-Courier, free of charge.
80 years ago
September 2, 1932
Gold discovery at Clarksdale starts rush to Death Valley. On the edge of the most desolate place in the United States, 10,000 square miles without a single permanent human habitation, a little band of fortune hunters are working feverishly to find gold – gold by the barrel, gold by the ton.
50 years ago
August 30, 1962
Douglas County voters go to the polls this coming Tuesday to cast ballots in the largest primary ticket in the history of the county. Candidates are seeking nominations in 18 different races, seven of them at the county level, and the remaining 11 at the state level.
25 years ago
September 3, 1987
The famed Air Force Band of the Golden State will perform for free under the auspices of the Minden Rotary Club in the Minden Park Sept. 7. Refreshments will be served at the concert, which features Maj. Roger Sebby as conductor and Staff Sgt. Carolyn de Kock as vocalist. The Minden Rotary Club has sponsored the band before and was gratified at the response from the community, according to the chairman of the event, Lawrence Jacobsen.
10 years ago
August 28, 2002
The Douglas cross country program will open the season Friday when the Tigers host the DHS Classic Races at Lampe Park. As many as 20 schools re expected to compete. The class race will feature four different races for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Douglas boys’ head coach Keith Cole said he likes the class-race format because it gives his athletes the chance to see how they stack up against other runners in their group from across Northern Nevada.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C interns Sarah Drinkwine and Carson Costa.