Remember When for Jan. 4
120 years ago
January 1, 1892
There is two feet of snow on the level in Carson Valley and the prospect was never better for sleighing. Frank Walker who drives Gelatt’s stage to Markleeville, states there is four feet of snow in Markleeville. Indian Thompson, a snowshoe expert will take the mail from Woodfords to Markleeville on skis.
95 years ago
January 5, 1917
Ice harvesting started here last Friday morning and continued for several days. The ice was about ten inches thick and saloon men and others filled their ice houses to capacity.
80 years ago
January 1, 1932
In the event that January and February are normal storm months the snow coverage in the Carson River water shed will be about twice the depth it is at this time, generally estimated to between fifteen and twenty feet. During the past eight or ten years the spring runoff of the Carson River has not been sufficient to clear the river channels in the upper part of Carson Valley.
50 years ago
January 4, 1962
Nineteen hundred and sixty-one was an eventful year for Douglas County, what with the paving of Kingsbury Grade , the bankruptcy of James Canyon Creamery, the closing of the Minden Cooperative Creamery Plant, the installation of a telephone dial system, the cutback in the Douglas County Sheriff’s staff ordered by the county commissioners, the holding of a school bond election and the taking over of the airport by the county.
25 years ago
January 8, 1987
Youth is the key word when talking about Douglas High School’s wrestling program right now. This is strictly an underclassman cast, one that showed signs of progress at its own 12th annual Carson Valley Lions Club Invitational Saturday. The Tigers, behind gold medal performances by Allen Murray and Dan Coverley, finished fifth in a tournament that drew teams from Northern Nevada as well as Las Vegas and the Bay Area.
10 years ago
January 5, 2002
The Olympic Torch will spend an estimated 90 minutes in Douglas County on Monday, Jan. 21. The torch will be carried by 15 different people including at least six Douglas County residents. The torch will come from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., through Stateline on Highway 50 before heading east along Kingsbury Grade and into Carson Valley.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Caryn Haller