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Remember When for Jan. 29

120 years ago

February 2, 1894

The debating society of the Genoa Epworth league discussed the question “Is fire more destructive than water?” at the M. E. church, Tuesday evening.

100 years ago

January 30, 1914

While attempting to cross the creek above Settelmeyer’s ranch, Saturday, Jas. Fisher, the stage driver had a rather wet experience. The culvert was washed out by the high water and when Fisher started to ford the stream, horses and all were completely submerged, but the driver managed to get out with his team.

80 years ago

February 2, 1934

Carson Valley was bounced around by a sharp earthquake last Tuesday at 12:18, which made frame buildings creak and caused electrical fixtures to swing back and forth.

50 years ago

January 30, 1964

An assembly bill which will give Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 power to issue bonds to pay for an export system from the Lake Tahoe basin was expected to come quickly out of the Committee on State, County, and City Affairs, Douglas Assemblyman Lawrence E. Jacobsen said.

25 years ago

February 2, 1989

Casino gunman David Riebel began serving a 54-year prison sentence this week for attempted murder during a 1987 shooting spree and attempted robbery at the Lakeside Inn and Casino.

10 years ago

January 30, 2004

David Killen, a 19-year-old Gardnerville man placed in the Douglas County jail last March for his part in 12 area arsons, was sent to prison Tuesday.

A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead