Remember When for Nov. 20
120 years ago
November 24, 1893
Dan Cronin and George Keeler, two young men, left for Hope Valley on their way to California to spend the winter. They were caught in a severe snowstorm and managed to get to a deserted cabin. They found some oat and corn meal mixed and made mush from it. They were immediately taken sick and tried to get to Woodfords for help, but Keeler died on the way. The meal was found to have been poisoned for rats and no emetics were on hand. Cronin, while very ill, will recover from the poison.
100 years ago
November 21, 1913
Nevada’s recognition as the greatest beef-feeding center in the country is becoming evident, according to J. M. Fulton, assistant general freight and passenger traffic manager of the Southern Pacific Company.
80 years ago
November 24, 1933
Prohibition repeal, even before it is accomplished is bringing complications to Reno. A group of 30 men who expect to be liquor retailers within a month have organized the Washoe Liquor Dealers association and have retained Lester Summerfield as advisor and attorney.
50 years ago
November 21, 1963
A state speed limit and creation of a Criminal Intelligence Investigation Agency will again be sought when the next legislature meets, the Nevada Sheriff’s Association decided Nov. 16 during its annual meeting, held this year at the Douglas County Court House in Minden.
10 years ago
Nov. 21, 2003
A resolution to fight Douglas County’s decision to exclude Indian Hills from providing water and sewer services in its district was tabled Wednesday because government officials failed to show at a scheduled meeting.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead.