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Remember When for Feb. 6

120 years ago

February 10, 1893

John Titus of Genoa, who is employed by Joseph Marzan of Truckee, was seriously injured Sunday. He was driving a team hitched to a sleigh to the slaughterhouse, and on the return trip the snow plow had completely filled a cut with snow just under the railroad bridge. Titus did not notice the ties of the track so near his head until the horses and gotten through the pass. He ducked his head, but the ties of the bridge scraped his shoulders and back causing a dislocation in may places.

95 years ago

February 8, 1918

The new road built by the commissioners of Douglas County between old Pony saloon and Indian school is a fair example of what can be done with modern-roadbuilding machinery. With the winter storms to pack the dirt and a little dragging, the road will be one of the best dirt highways in the state.

80 years ago

February 10, 1933

The depositors committee of the defunct Douglas County Farmers Bank at Gardnerville held a meeting last evening to consider the proposal of having the bank investigation now being carried on by the Legislature enlarged in scope to include the local bank.

50 years ago

February 7, 1963

An intense three-day downpour of rain, sweeping down from the mountains over frozen earth, last week brought eastern Nevada its third most devastating flood in a little more than 12 years, and caused more than one million dollars in damage in Carson Valley alone.

25 years ago

February 11, 1988

Liala Whitley, the Douglas High School junior whose suspension brought national media attention to Carson Valley, is back in school this week. Whitley was suspended last Friday after she refused to change the color of her hair. She had shown up in class two days earlier with her punk-style hair dyed magenta.

10 years ago

February 5, 2003

The impact of 156 planned time-share units less than one mile from the Town of Genoa has residents concerned. A special town board meeting with the owner Jan. 28 resulted in the town board making a unanimous decision to write a letter to the Douglas County Planning Commission.

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