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Remember when for Aug. 1

120 years ago

August 5, 1892

C.M. Henningsen has two experienced miners to his claims in Pinenut and expects to uncover a rich ledge. Messers, Brown, Bump and West have also put several men to work on the Minnehaha claims near the Mountain house.

95 years ago

August 3, 1917

The roundup of all slackers in Nevada has started by United States Attorney William Woodburn under direction from Attorney General Gregory and so far only one man has been found who failed to register. It was thought for a time that the state was absolutely free from slackers, but one man, Pat Renfro, was arrested at Las Vegas.

80 years ago

August 5, 1932

Lila Swanson and Frances Ames, the two co-eds from Glendale, Cal., who arrived in Tonopah a week ago enroute for the Cactus range, where they expected to find a gold mine, have decided that gold mines are not as plentiful as they thought.

50 years ago

August 2, 1962

Lightning storms during the past two weeks left 15 additional fires in the Alpine District of the Toiyabe National Forest, according to District Ranger Bill Barnes. This brings a total number of fires for the year to 27.

25 years ago

August 6, 1987

The fate of the 71-year-old masonry building known as the “old high school” on Gardnerville’s Main Street will be placed in the hands of a consultant, if school trustees follow the administration’s recommendation Tuesday. The Douglas County School Board will decide at its Aug. 11 meeting whether to spend $18,500 to hire a consultant who would develop plans for the use or sale of the facility.

10 years ago

August 3, 2002

Cleaning a six-mile long creek isn’t easy. In fact, after more than 15 years of research, including three years of intensive temporary water treatment projects, a complete plan outlining Leviathan Mine’s cleanup is about four years away.

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