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Remember When for July 18

120 years ago

July 22, 1892

Justice Burnham has registered 101 voters so far in Genoa, for the coming presidential election this fall.

95 years ago

July 27, 1917

Tuesday morning, a track auto, recently purchased by the Virginia & Truckee Railway company, made its initial trip from Carson to Minden and the great try-out proved the car to be a great success. The auto has a seating capacity of about 25 persons and is capable of making even faster time than the regular train. Manager Ardery accompanied by a party of Carson friends were passengers on the first trip and expressed themselves as being greatly pleased with the performance of the little car.

80 years ago

July 22, 1932

The United States forest service has set aside a tract of 1,000 acres, six miles south of Mono Lake, to preserve for posterity a typical virgin forest of Jeffrey pine, according to word received at Bridgeport yesterday from federal officials.

50 years ago

July 19, 1962

Singer Gene Austin entered the race for Nevada governor last week when he filed on the Democratic ticket. It is Austin’s first venture into politics. Austin will be on the primary Democratic ballot with incumbent Governor Grant Sawyer and George Moore of Las Vegas.

25 years ago

July 23, 1987

Kids in Carson Valley are being alerted: There will be a carnival at the Douglas County Fair. According to Fair Board member Nancy Dudley, the Candy Land carnival of Colton, Calif., will offer six to eight kiddie rides, four major rides and “all the things that go with a carnival, corn dogs, cotton candy, and candied apples,” plus two fun houses.

10 years ago

July 13, 2002

Douglas County commissioners, along with the Carson Valley Historical Society, want to begin a massive cleaning and restoration project at the Dangberg Home Ranch. The house will stay quiet for a while longer while lawyers negotiate a settlement to a seven-year-old lawsuit.

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