25 Years ago
July 28, 1989
County transfers land to Georgetown Rec
The Georgetown Divide Recreation District, formed last year, gained additional stature Tuesday with a series of property transfers from the county.
The agreements were approved during the Tuesday morning session of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.
A county Community Development Department staff memo describes the transfers:
“These properties are Garden Valley Park, Greenwood Park, and Georgetown Park. The fourth property, Beam Field, is being purchased on a ten-year payment schedule with the district responsible for nine remaining years of payments at $4,500 plus interest per year.”
70 Years ago
July 27, 1944
OPA Trims Gas Ration For 3-Day Pass But Liberalizes Allowances For Men Home For Longer Periods
A new policy on granting gasoline rations to members for the Armed Services on leave or furlough is announced by Chester Bowles, Price Administrator.
Effective July 25, 1944, a member of the Armed Services on leave or furlough for a period of three days or more will be entitled to one gallon of gasoline for each day of his leave or furlough up to a maximum of 30 gallons.
Furlough rations will now range between a minimum of three gallons for a three-day leave or furlough to a maximum of 30 gallons for 30 days. At the suggestion of the Army and Navy, no ration will be granted to passes, or liberties, or leaves or furloughs of less than three days.
Nine-Word Will Is Recorded
“I think this is probably the shortest will I have ever filed,” was Attorney Maul’s comment Monday as he files the will of Ferdinand Miser.
It said: “Give Stella Dikson my $ and Bonus. No Bonds. F. Miser”
Mr. Maul said the estate will amount to “three or four thousand dollars” and that “Stella Dikson” is Mrs. Belle Dickson, who formerly operated an apartment house on Bedford Avenue.
115 Years ago
July 29, 1899
The Size of the Situation
The exact size of the Philippine situation is that Uncle Sam bought a lawsuit. The Filipinos had Spain about worn out and we gave the Spaniards twenty millions of dollars for the privilege of carrying their fight against the islanders. It will cost us a hundred millions to conquer them, for twenty years, and then we shall have nothing but a nest of yellow jackets for our pains.
Grand Open-Air Ball
The Placerville Union Band will give an all-night dance on the platform at the Ivy House grounds, on Friday evening, August 4th — next Friday. The floor will be conducted in a manner that will make the evening’s pleasure a delight to all. No boisterousness or improper characters will be tolerated. Tickets, $1. Lunch at Ivy House at 25-cents per plate.
The usual dance will be given this Saturday night. Tickets 50-cents.
The Sheep License Tax
Deputy Sheriff J. L. Houx has just returned from his round-up of the sheep men. He was quite successful in collecting the sheep license tax, and reports nearly $800 to the credit of the county from this source. This would indicate that there are in the neighborhood of 17,000 outside sheep pasturing in El Dorado County.