As we were: Stuffed game animals confiscated

By From page B10 | February 25, 2013

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

Feb. 24, 1988

DFG confiscates stuffed animals


State Department of Fish and Game wardens recently entered the Old West Trading Post at 346 Main Street and confiscated a grey squirrel-fox, a raccoon head, four bangle bracelets made from python and cobra skins and a belt and buckle made of the same.

Wardens confiscated the stuffed animals and parts, because it is illegal to sell bodies or animal parts of wildlife. Owner Don Smith received a citation for allegedly committing a misdemeanor offense, but it is unknown whether a formal complaint will be filed with the District Attorney’s Office.

“It’s an unfortunate situation for them (the owners), because they are in violation of the law, but probably ignorantly,” said Robert A. Pirtle, Fish and Game warden. “Most sportsmen know it’s illegal to sell any form of wildlife, but I’m not sure laymen do. I haven’t filed a complaint against them and I’m not sure yet what I’ll do.” …


70 Years ago

Feb. 25, 1943

Defense test on March 4

Officers of the state Council of Defense will be in Placerville next Thursday afternoon to conduct a local civilian defense test in cooperation with the county Council of Defense.

There will be a “red alert” at seven o’clock in the evening and the “all clear” will follow an hour later …

Air raid wardens, ambulance, fire truck and other units of the civilian defense corps will participate in a series of “incidents” intended to simulate actual emergency conditions, it was announced …


P.F.G.A. completes payment for refrigeration unit

Officers and members of the Placerville Fruit Growers Association are rejoicing at the recent completion of payment for the association’s refrigeration unit as represented in the recent satisfaction in full of their loan from Berkeley Bank for Cooperatives almost two years in advance of the date it was due.


Ray Danaher died Sunday

The Camino plant of the Michigan-California Lumber Company was closed Wednesday of this week in respect to the memory of Ray E. Danaher, vice-president and former resident manager for the company …

Sixty-three years of age, Mr. Danaher had been manager of the Camino plant during a period of about three years nearly a quarter of a century ago. He made many friends while a resident of this county and although he had lived for several years past at Detroit, his personal friendships in the county were maintained through his frequent visits to Camino in connection with business interests.

Swift Berry, manager of the company, was at Detroit to attend the last rites for Mr. Danaher …


100 Years ago

Feb. 22, 1913

A Relic of the Civil War

W. F. Lupold, of this city, has a relic of the civil war for which he has refused $25. It is a letter written from Philadelphia in 1862, reciting conditions in that section, and the valuable part of it is the envelope in which it was sent. This is in the shape of an American flag, in colors, with an arch and keystone on a field of blue in one corner, with thirty-four stars, and the words “The Union and the Constitution” printed across the face of it.

This envelope was provided by the government for use of soldiers in the field who desired to communicate with their families, it is said, and was carried free. They are now very rare, and Mr. Lupold has been informed that few, if any, are in existence in the United States. Should this be so, and he should care to sell, he would probably obtain a much higher price than the one refused.

Ken Deibert

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