Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

As we were: Love the library

By
From page B2 | August 26, 2013 |

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

Aug. 26, 1988

Library to celebrate 10th anniversary

Aug. 28, 1988 marks the 10th anniversary of the main library in the government center complex. The move into the new facility marked a significant increase in the number and variety of library services available to El Dorado County residents.

From 1906 until the late 1920s the library was located in Confidence Hall, where the town council now meets. In 1947, a group of citizens decided that the county had grown to a point of needing a county library. They sought assistance and guidance from the State Library, and convinced the Board of Supervisors to provide a library budget and hire a professional librarian.

This early Friends group, the first one in the state, raised funds by public subscription to buy the old A. S. Fox residence on Sacramento and Benham streets to house the library. The library was moved into the new quarters in 1948.

By 1958 the county librarian realized the building and parking were hopelessly inadequate. In the mid-1960s the library was moved into the old Purity grocery market, fondly known as the “Quonset hut” by patrons and library staff.

One unique feature of the library in the Quonset hut was that the librarian’s office was in a meat locker. In 1978, a federal EDA grant was made available to the county for a building. The county already owned the site in Placerville and the library had been included in a master plan for the site. The new main library opened to the public on Aug. 28, 1978.

 

70 Years ago

Aug. 26, 1943

Prison Postal CardsĀ Bring Word Of Two In Philippines

Official word from two El Dorado County men held prisoner by the Japanese at Philippine Prison Camp No. 1, was received during the week. Each notification was in the form of an official postal card.

One card was from Captain Robert L. Ayers, of the Army Medical Corps, to his wife, Mrs. Coralee Anderson Ayers. The card has been the first direct word from him since before the fall of the Pilippines. The message said he is well.

Another card came to Mrs. G. H. Messer and brought word concerning her son Melvin L. Routt, F2C who became a prisoner in the fall of Corregidor. The message said his health is fair; he is uninjured; and his condition is improving. “Love. Hope this finds you well. Regards to all.”

 

110 Years ago

Aug. 22, 1903

Death of a Former Resident

Gilbert S. Tong, a former resident of Clarksville, died Wednesday, August 19th, at the railroad hospital in Sacramento. He was a native of Missouri whence he came to this county in 1850. His residence in this county was at Clarksville, where he served for many years as Justice of the Peace. Thence several years ago he removed with his family to Folsom. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. His remains were brought to Clarksville for internment.

Comments

comments

.

News

 
Heard over the back fence: Attorney to warn about scams

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Road zone of benefit protester reaches dead end

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Six file for Dist. 2

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

District 2 candidates forum Aug. 14

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
EID ditch customers get relief

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1

Veterans receive wildland fire training

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
Market data open for local biz

By Ross Branch | From Page: B1

Volunteers clean up national forest

By News Release | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
.

Opinion

My turn: Special interests at EID

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Russian metastasis

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Not invented here

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Small Farm compromise

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
EID and Dale Coco

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

DA hogging Main St. parking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
CAO and staff hiring friends

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Altshuler’s hypocrisy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
.

Sports

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Celebrity golf at Tahoe

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Dolphins ring up another title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

By Shane Theodore | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Comets to meteors

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Taste the best at the State Fair

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Tractor Supply Store recognized

By Uc Cooperative | From Page: B3

 
Amador Fair honors cowboys

By Amador County Fair | From Page: B3

 
Arbor Day book helps to identify trees

By Arbor Day | From Page: B4

 
Learn about lavender and its many benefits

By Christian Women's Connection | From Page: B4

Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B5

 
My Time meeting in August

By Senior Day | From Page: B5

Builders’ Exchange honors scholars

By El Dorado Builders' Exchange | From Page: B5

 
En garde at Silver Screen Classic

By Auburn Silver Screen | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 8-10

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Walter Vali

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Jean Lachelle Taylor

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Arthur J. Funston

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8