As we were: Placerville is ‘a nice town’

By From page B2 | July 29, 2013

25 Years ago

July 29, 1988

Council OK’s curfew, anti-loitering law


The Placerville City Council passed an emergency ordinance Tuesday creating new loitering and curfew restrictions, a move designed to tackle numerous complaints of harassment and crime committed by young people.

The new ordinance sets an 11 p.m. curfew for miners, bans various kinds of loitering in public, and legally empowers business owners to expel individuals from their places of business.

Mayor Allen Tuttle said this would send a message to the community that the City Council wants “a nice town,” …

The ordinance went into effect immediately and allows for a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 6 months in jail, said City Attorney Karen Tustin …


65 Years ago

July 29, 1948

Rotary Holds 2-Day Meet

El Dorado County was host last Friday and Saturday to the second annual assembly of presidents and secretaries of Rotary Clubs in northern California and Nevada which brought to the county 75 delegates and their ladies representing thirty-three clubs.

After Mayor Dave Dotta, of Elko, Nevada flew in with a five-piece orchestra Friday morning and persuaded with his musical and persuasive talent at the assembly luncheon on Friday, the delegates surrendered unanimously and voted to hold their 1949 mid-summer meeting at Elko …

The assembly was in the nature of a school of instruction and inspiration for the recently elected club presidents and secretaries and opened with a secretaries breakfast Friday at Hotel Raffles.

General sessions of the meeting were at the Shakespeare clubhouse and at the noon recess the meeting adjourned to Hotel Raffles again were President Orv Wilson, of the Elko Club, presided at the luncheon at which Mayor Dave Dotta and the orchestra literally “stole the show.” …


110 Years ago

Aug. 1, 1903

National Encampment of the Grand Army in San Francisco

All roads lead to San Francisco in August, 1903, and to the 37th National Encampment, G.A.R., which promises to be the greatest event in the annals of that patriotic organization and in the history of California as well. The people of San Francisco are prepared to accommodate the vast throng that is expected to sojourn within their gates during the Encampment. To see the brilliant illumination of the city, coupled with other unusual attractions, will be worth the trip. The principal feature of the electrical display will be the courts of honor, of which there are to be quite  a number, spanned across the principal streets. Each consists of a canopy of dazzling lights suspended in mid air far above the ground, from which will extend blazing streamers in graceful loops, reaching to the ornamental pillars on the sidewalk. Between these courts of honor and extending many squares beyond them in every direction, garlands with myriads of incandescents will span the streets, making night even brighter than day, and revealing the wonderful sights of San Francisco, in which the Queen of the Pacific abounds …



Ken Deibert

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