Remember When for Feb. 22
120 years ago
February 19, 1892
Jim Cadalo came down from Lake Tahoe this week and says that no trace has been found of his two partners who were lost in a blizzard near Bijou in December. He believes that the bodies are not far from the woodcamp, but the snow is about six feet deep and it is not probable they will be found until spring.
95 years ago
February 23, 1917
A party composed of Reno basketball players had a rather exciting experience Sunday forenoon while being shown some of the sights of Carson Valley. A Ford car in which they were riding, took a sudden notion to dodge up the side of a steep embankment and the next thing the boys knew, they were sprawling in the mud and “Lizzie” was curled up on her side. Fortunately the boys escaped unhurt; the car was righted and they went on their way none the worse off for their experience.
80 years ago
February 19, 1932
The winter sports fever is catching if the big crowd that was on the ski course at Grant Merrill’s home in Woodfords canyon last Sunday was any true indication. No less than seventy-five people from Minden and Gardnerville spent the day showing what they knew, or did not know about skis while the less daring were content to come down the hill on a toboggan at sixty miles or less per hour.
50 years ago
February 22, 1962
The County Commissioners, in a special session last week, declared an emergency at Lake Tahoe, and ordered the County snow plows to aid subdivision residents clearing their roads, which had become plugged by snow from the recent heavy storms. The smaller private plows at the Lake could no longer clear the roads.
25 years ago
February 26, 1987
One of the three contestants will be chosen to reign as Miss Douglas High School Rodeo following the competition for the title Saturday. Merry Begovich, Heather Hulsey and Machele Munoz will start the day at 9 a.m. with the horsemanship competition at the Douglas County fairgrounds. The public is invited at no charge.
10 years ago
February 20, 2002
The walls of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter are being raised in north Douglas County. A year after a deal was cemented between property owner Red Roberts and company executives, the 223,498-square-foot building is taking shape and should be opened sometime this summer.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Chrissy McLaughlin.