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Remember When for Dec. 5

120 years agoDecember 9,1892Fred Legare, a young man who was arrested on a charge of perjury, swearing his bride was eighteen years of age came up for hearing before justice Burnham Tuesday. The girl and Legare were present, also her parents, who claimed the girl was of legal age. The case was dismissed.95 years agoDecember 7, 1917It was reported here yesterday that three Swedes who have been working at Masonic, insulted a soldier on the train to Reno Tuesday night. The soldier was Fred Jespersen of this place who was returning to his company at San Francisco. The insults made him hot in the collar and since he is an out and out American he resented the slurs and in quicker than it takes time to tell, he threshed his three tormentors and did a good job at that. Fred is one of Uncle Sam’s fighting lads, and no doubt felt that the insults were being heaped upon his government rather than upon him. Nothing but admiration can be bestowed upon this young soldier.80 years agoDecember 9, 1932The community Christmas tree and entertainment sponsored by Carson Valley Post of the American Legion for the past number of years, will again gladden the hearts of the children of the community, it was announced yesterday. 50 years agoDecember 6, 1962The decision of the Minden and Gardnerville town boards to continue with the present system of one night watchman for both towns brought an angry retort from Minden businessman John Ellis during Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. 25 years agoDecember 10, 1987A fire that swept through the Douglas County dump last week was caused by illegally dumped ashes, East Fork Fire Marshal Bob Dinsmore said. The Dec. 2 fire started under some tires, which caused heavy black smoke that could be seen from several miles. 10 years agoDecember 7, 2002Nearly as many young kids and parents were at the skate park across from Lampe Park as teenagers Wednesday morning. When two teenagers skating at the park — Jeff Hilderbrand, 16, and Jim Greco, 17 — said everyone is being punished by the afternoon closure of the park due to a graffiti incident, it’s clear it’s not just teens. A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.

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