As we were: Harvest time

By From page B2 | August 19, 2013

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

Aug. 19, 1988

Annual great pear cook-off set

It’s pear harvest time in El Dorado County, and time again for that mouth-watering contest, the fourth annual Great Pear Cook-Off. This community event is organized and directed by Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County, and will be held from noon to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 11 at Boa Vista Orchards.

Anyone may enter the contest in as many categories as desired. Categories include: main course, salads, breads, cookies, pies, other deserts and miscellaneous. The number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee is $1 per item, with forms available on the day of the cook-off. Recipes do not need to be original, but recipe must accompany each entry. Pears used, may be fresh, canned or frozen.


65 Years ago

Aug. 19, 1948

Dr. Jean Babcock Will Return During Weekend

Dr. Jean Babcock and daughter, Barbara, will wind up a two-week vacation in Hawaii Sunday morning, and return that day to the mainland by clipper plane.

Dr. Babcock plans to resume her practice on Monday morning.


Service Clubs Plan Picnic

Placerville Lions heard at their luncheon meeting Tuesday noon at the Blue Bell Coffee Shop that their suggestion for a joint family picnic with Rotary Club has not fallen on deaf ears.

Lion Kemp Moore, chairman on the project for the Lions, reported that in conference with Rotary Club officers the date of Sunday, September 19th, has been suggested, and Strawberry Resort is the place.

Lion Moore said that it expected activities may start at one o’clock and continue through the afternoon.


105 Years ago

Aug. 15, 1908

Adolph Adler in Trouble

Last Saturday night the attention of the neighbors was attracted to the Adler home near the race track by the screams of Mrs. Adler. Her father, N. J. McCumsey, the mail carrier on rural free route No. 1, was the first to arrive on the scene, and found Adler choking and otherwise abusing his wife. Grabbing the first thing handy, presumably a piece of wood, Mr. McCumsey felled him to the ground, where he lay stunned for a few moments. On coming to he knocked his father-in-law down and began to use his feet on him. Horace Bigelow here interfered and compelled Adler to desist from his avowed intention of killing Mr. McCumsey. The officers were notified and Adler was promptly locked up in jail. He was taken to Justice Knighton’s court at Diamond Springs Tuesday morning on a warrant charging him with an assault with intent to commit murder and his preliminary hearing was set for 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.


Pleasure Trip of Inspection

In a run up to Lake Valley this week, Under Sheriff Hand met and had quite an interview with E. J. “Lucky” Baldwin, the enterprising proprietor of Tallac House. Mr. Hand informs us that Baldwin is planning the construction, in the near future, of a hotel in connection with the Tallac that will cost no less than a million dollars. He proposes to make it one of the most attractive and charming resorts in the world. And what Lucky Baldwin undertakes he is very likely to accomplish.

Ken Deibert

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