Remember When for July 25
120 years ago
July 29, 1892
This is the season when fires do the most damage. The residents of Genoa are getting together their hooks and ladders that have been scattered over the town. Anyone having any of the above property is asked to bring it to the court house at once.
95 years ago
August 3, 1917
Two California capitalists have purchased the Fenton ranch, in lower Lovelock Valley, and will put up a modern cheese factory, importing a herd of thoroughbred Holstein cattle. The deal was made through J.T. Goodin of the first National Bank.
80 years ago
July 29, 1932
Henry Rosenbrock, Jr. maintained his sub-junior championship trap shooting standing by leading the field at the Pacific International trap-shooting Association meet held at Del Monte, California last Saturday. The Gardnerville lad broke 190 out of 200 birds from the 16-yard line and easily lead all contestants in this division.
50 years ago
July 26, 1962
The Golden Bubbles softball team of Gardnerville fell before the powerful Travis Airforce Team here Saturday 14-1 in the first game of a doubleheader, then bound back to upset Travis in the second game 4-3, in extra innings.
40 years ago
July 27, 1972
The computer apparently made a mistake about how many persons can live in the Tahoe Basin. County Planner Ray Smith made reference to a report in a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency newsletter which said that 119,000 persons are currently living in the basin.
25 years ago
July 30, 1987
Douglas High honors graduate Natalie Tucker competed with 47 other state winners for national recognition at the recent Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership conference in Anaheim, Calif. , and came out in the top 15 finalists for Ms. Future Business Leader.
10 years ago
July 17, 2002
Topaz struck with second fire in the past three weeks. As predicted by firefighters and weather watchers, lightning sparked at least eight large fires in Northern Nevada with six in the immediate area. The biggest is the Gale Complex Fire, barreling down canyons near Highway 89 to Highway 395.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Sarah Drinkwine.