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As we were: Reunions happen

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Deibert Ken25 Years ago

Oct. 7, 1988

Pioneer family reunion planned

There will be a “Descendants of Ezra Taylor” family reunion at 49er Trailer Village clubhouse, Plymouth, Sunday, Oct. 9.

According to Charles Taylor of Pollock Pines, Ezra Taylor was born in Mud Springs, El Dorado County, March 1863. He had two brothers, Byron and Loren, and a sister Jennie. Ezra’s father, Wells Taylor, settled in Mud Springs around 1856. Wells is a direct descendant of Obadiah and Zackary Taylor. Ezra’s mother was an Indian and a relative of Charley McKeen, a longtime resident of Pleasant Valley and the Plymouth area.

Ezra was for many years the foreman of the Finn Ranch, known as the Diedert Ranch, the current residence of Assemblyman Norm Waters.

 

70 Years ago

Oct. 7, 1943

Quartz Crystals Of Good Quality Are Needed in Large Quantity; WPB Requirements Are Given

The State Division of Mines this week distributed the following announcement concerning the need for quartz crystals, which was supplied by the Miscellaneous Minerals Division, War Production Board, Washington, D.C.:

Quartz crystals are urgently needed for making quartz oscillator plates used in radio equipment for the armed forces.

There is no difficulty finding low-grade quartz. Quartz is perhaps the world’s commonest mineral. It is found abundantly as boulders and pebbles or as veins and in granite and other rocks. But the large clear quartz crystals required for radio purposes are not common at all, though they do occur in some places lining cavities in rock, and dirt and gravel nearby.

A. J. Rupley Interested In Trinity County Mining

According to newspaper reports from Weaverville, Trinity County, A. J. Rupley, of Smith Flat is interested in developing gold and manganese deposits in the New River area.

The item reports that “E. W. Haschke is in charge of the work” and “prospects are reported bright for the development of important producers. An access road has been built into the district, facilitating the installation of equipment and ore shipments.”

 

110 Years ago

Oct. 3, 1903

Shortage of School Teachers

Finding a shortage of school teachers in his own county, Superintendent Wilson has been informed by Principal Burke of the State Normal School that it prevails throughout the State. The districts of Tennessee, Springfield, Webber Creek, Wilton and Greenwood are thus far without teachers.

Hospital Report

The September report of Supt. of Hospital, N. W. Mountain, is as follows: Number of patients at the begging of the month 68; number admitted 4; number died 4; number at the end of the month 68. Following is the mortality list: Geo. Sexton 72; M. C. Barker 71; C. Nelson 68; John Ashton 69. The cost to maintain the institution for the month was $499.44.

 

A Pipe Organ for Placerville

The trustees of the M.E. Church of this city have about closed the negotiations for a beautiful large pipe organ which will be placed in position in the church before another month has passed. This will be good news for the musicians and our townspeople in general, placing Placerville in the front rank of progressive towns in the State.

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