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As we were: Success on many fronts

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25 Years ago

Sept. 16, 1988

Placerville resident Sills has racing in his blood

By MARK BILLINGSLEY

It’s not often that someone is able to make a living at the job of their dreams. Many times fate and poor luck exclude people from reaching their goals in life and some are unfortunately stuck in a grisly nine-to-five job pushing paper.

That hasn’t been the case for Placerville resident Jimmy Sills. Sills, 35, knew at an early age that he wanted to become a race car driver and since his 19th birthday he has done just that.

Right from the start Sills enjoyed success. In the first five weeks of his career he won a couple of main events, some trophy dashes and a lot of heat races. The future in racing for Sills was bright and he knew it.

Sills raced locally for a few years, racing super modifieds at the Old West Capital Raceway in 1973 and started driving sprint cars during the 1975 season. But Stills quickly realized that the big paydays weren’t to be had in these parts so as soon as he got enough experience and money together he hit the road and has been traveling extensively ever since, plying his trade all over the world.

 

70 Years ago

Sept. 16, 1943

Hunters Asked To Save Hides

In connection with the thirty-day deer hunting season which opened in El Dorado County this morning and will close on October 15th, hunters are being requested by the state Department of Fish and Game to save hides of animals they kill.

Under a recent legislative enactments the hides may be donated or sold for tanning and manufacturing into articles for the Army and Navy, and the government is anxious that such be done.

Anyone who contemplates disposing of his deer hide in answer to the Division of Fish and Game’s request should avoid dragging the carcass; skin carefully to remove all meat and fat and avoid cuts; either dry the skin in a cool shady place or roll it up after sprinkling with plenty of salt and take it to a taxidermist.

 

110 Years ago

Sept. 19, 1903

Mines and Mining

The Payton Chemical Company of Oakland have a number of men at work on the Noonday Copper mine, near El Dorado. Regular shipments of ore are made to their smelting works at Oakland.

J. A. Parker of Oakland has bonded Mrs. F. Silvia’s property in Georgetown; also W. B. Wolley’s ranch. This ranch covers the greater part of the Mamaluke hill, that has produced thousands in placer gold, said to be for a stock company for quartz mining. A 30-foot shaft is about all the development on the property.

The Ancient Channel Mining Company, of Latrobe, is putting in machinery for the mine and arranging to increase development work.

 

The State Shoot in Sacramento

The members of Company H who attended the State shooting tournament at Sacramento on Saturday made the following scores: Captain Charles A. Swisler, 63; Quartermaster — Sergeant John P. Fisher, 45; Corporal Galusha Carpenter, 56; and others.

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