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Remember When for Oct. 5

120 years ago

October 2, 1891

Douglas County came to the front with a display of mammoth vegetables fruits, etc. for the Ormsby county fair. The exhibit is being put in shape to send to San Francisco to exhibit in the Mechanics Pavilion.

95 years ago

October 6, 1916

The United Farmers’ Telephone and Telegraph Company has arranged with the Western Union Telegraph Company to receive on the night of election day, the state and national returns. Any subscriber desiring to receive these returns, which will also include county returns, may do so by applying to the local office of the telephone company before November 1, 1916.

80 years ago

October 2, 1931

Gasoline that was being used to clean the motor of an automobile at the C.O.D. Garage at Minden shortly after noon Wednesday, ignited and for a few moments the situation seemed dangerous. An alarm was turned in and was answered both by Minden and Gardnerville fire departments. However quick action on the part of employees at the garage soon had the fire under control and the loss was negligible.

50 years ago

October 5, 1961

Two Carson Valley youngsters were among 22 4-H Club project winners announced at the State 4-H Club Leadership and Awards Conference Saturday at the University of Nevada in Reno. They are Angela Neddenriep, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Neddenriep of Gardnerville, who placed first in dress review; and Chris Gansberg Jr., 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gansberg Sr. of Gardnerville, who placed first in sheep.

25 years ago

October 2, 1986

Two brothers who restored their great-grandfather’s antique Reno home gave plans to renovate a block of downtown Minden, including the historic Minden Inn. Jeff Francovich said this week he and his brother Sam hope to buy the Minden Inn and nearby property in order to restore it to an original condition with a Western facade.

10 years ago

October 3, 2001

Even though the November election and its hanging chads are finally out of the public conscience, Douglas County is among hundreds of local governments considering electronic, touch-screen voting booths.

A look back at past issues of The Record-Courier by Caryn Haller