Remember When for Feb. 5
120 years ago
February 9, 1894
Woodfords had plenty of excitement Saturday when the pet bear of Wm. Merrill slipped the collar over his head and escaped. He was found late in the day in the canyon and placed in a pen for safekeeping.
100 years ago
February 6, 1914
The effect of Lahontan dam on the lands below was very clearly demonstrated this week in caring for the flood that came down the Carson River, says the Fallon Eagle. At midnight Sunday night word was received from Minden that the flood surpassed that of 1907, but this only continued 24 hours.
80 years ago
February 9, 1934
Last Saturday night the high school auditorium at this place was packed to its fullest capacity, the audience overflowing into the entrance hall after every seat in the building had been occupied, to witness the “Gay Nineties” variety program sponsored by the Ladies’ Aid of the Methodist church.
50 years ago
February 6, 1964
The Nevada Department of Highways was memorialized last week by the State Assembly to study the feasibility of constructing a tunnel highway connecting U. S. 395 with Lake Tahoe.
25 years ago
February 9, 1989
Record-breaking arctic temperatures this week inconvenienced Carson Valley residents with frozen fuel lines, burst water pipes and interruptions in electricity and gas service.
10 years ago
February 6, 2004
Douglas County’s operating and capital budget continues to stand as one of the best in the nation. The Government Finance Officers Association recently bestowed the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award upon the county for the seventh consecutive year.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead