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Remember When for April 17

120 years ago

May 19, 1893

A force of men with shovels succeeded in opening Kingsbury grade last Friday and Wales Averill made the first trip down from the lake over the road with two horses and a light buckboard.

95 years ago

April 19, 1918

At Minden Monday afternoon the business men of Gardnerville and Minden met at the latter town to discuss ways and means of offering assistance to stage contractors with a view of having the mail route between Minden and Bridgeport restored.

80 years ago

April 21, 1933

E. J. Seaborn, state bank examiner, according to information secured by the committee in charge of affairs of the closed Douglas County Farmers Bank, is negotiating for the sale of the bank property in Gardnerville, to Reno interests which is against the wishes of the committee, and will be strongly opposed, it was announced here yesterday afternoon.

50 years ago

April 18, 1963

A total of $186,000 will be spent to bring the proposed Nevada Northern natural gas pipeline to Gardnerville, H.G. Laub, president of the utility company, announced recently.

25 years ago

April 21, 1988

A juror at a recent child abuse trial has asked the Douglas County School District to abolish its policy allowing corporal punishment.

10 years ago

April 16, 2003

Mine shafts, pools of water, unstable ladders, rotted timber, possible cave-ins, explosives or contaminated air are some of the hazards possible in abandoned mines. However, Douglas County has a good record for securing abandoned mines and an even better record for associated accidents. Only one person has been hurt at an abandoned mine since 1992.

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