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113 Years Ago* – 1911

ALTURAS BOYS got back at Cedarville with an 11-2 win in baseball on Doris Field. They’ll now take on a very good Madeline team at the same place Sunday. . .A car (Overland) arrived in Alturas at the Yates Garage today that had covered nearly 3,000 miles, all the way from Iowa without a breakdown and averaging 120 miles a day. This is quite an achievement. . . A good sized boat arrived on the NCO this week that is to be used on Goose Lake for NCO engineers to live on while making surveys on the west side of the lake this summer.

86 Years Ago – 1938

A TUNNEL FIRE on the SP line necessitated rerouting several streamline passenger trains through Alturas this week, the first ever to pass through here. . .Melvin Smith has been named Valedictorian and Hilda Pratt is salutatorian of the 1936 MUHS senior class. . .  Charles Fitzpatrick plans to open a new drygoods store in Alturas this week and is in San Francisco with B. A. Chace making purchases for the store that will be located at the corner of Second and Main. . . Scarlet Fever is hitting hard in Alturas these days and school attendance is only 60 percent of normal.

63 Years Ago – 1961

THE LITTLE Theatre group in Alturas will give its first stage presentation Friday, “Lily, the Felon’s Daughter” . . . Alturas 20-30 was rated the top unit in California A Division at the district convention. . . Sheldon Harden, Cal Poly football coach, will be the main speaker at the high school athletic awards banquet. . . A gas price war has commenced in Modoc and prices nosed to 22.9 cents per gallon locally. . . Bob Rush, Bob Steel, Dave Harris, Frank Matherly and Bill Smith were members of the men’s bowling team that won the league championship this year. . . Temperatures were in the 80’s in Alturas this week.

53 Years Ago – 1971THE STATE Board of Education has approved a deunification vote for the Modoc-Tulelake Unified School District. No support to retain the district was offered at the Sacramento hearing. . . Chancellor James H. Meyer of the University of California, Davis will be the guest speaker at the Cattlemen’s Field Day. . . The MARA auto racers have canceled race meets because of “intra-club difficulties”.

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