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Remember When for Oct. 17

120 years ago

October 21, 1892

Joe Heck, a Washoe from this community, was committed to the state asylum, this week by doctor’s Young and Luce. His sister, Susan Jackson of Placerville, came over to see him and declared his head was not right.

95 years ago

October 19, 1917

Last Saturday afternoon an alarm of fire called out the department. A barn just in the rear of Mrs. John Cordova’s residence on Mission Street, was discovered on fire, and the entire building was a mass of flames before it was noticed.

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80 years ago

October 21, 1932

H. H. Springmeyer, one of Carson Valley’s oldest pioneers died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. Russel in Carson Wednesday morning, death occurring while he was asleep and was unexpected, he being active up to the date of his death.

50 years ago

October 18, 1962

The appointment of William G. (Bill) Godecke as postmaster in Minden has been confirmed by the United States Senate, it was learned last week.

25 years ago

October 22, 1987

A federal judge this month dismissed a suit filed by some Gardnerville Ranchos homeowners against county and state governments. In July 1986, the Lower Ranchos Property Owner’s Association filed suit against Douglas County commissioners as well as the state’s division of emergency management to force them to help with a flooding problem that spring.

10 years ago

October 16, 2002

Nevada State Sen. Lawrence “Jake” Jacobsen will become an honorary member of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) during a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at Hero’s Veterans Hall in Carson City. Jacobsen, a Pearl Harbor survivor who has promoted veteran’s causes in the state for 16 years, was recommended by members of Sierra-Nevada Branch 137 of the FRA. Sen. Jacobsen is the first Northern Nevada veteran to receive this honor.

A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.

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