As we were: Tourism to stimulate economy

By April 26, 2011



25 Years ago

April 27, 1986

Tourism workshop

GRASS VALLEY — As a major component of Gov. George Deukmejian’s recently announced plan to stimulate the economies of rural California counties and to assist them in the development of their tourism potential, the Department of Commerce and Office of Tourism Workshop for the Gold Country region May 9 in Grass Valley.

Featured speakers will provide detailed information on statewide tourism promotion activities, strategies for increasing visitor trade …

The one-day workshop will be held at the Love Building in Condon Park and will begin with registration at 9 a.m. …

Reservations may be made at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce office, … or call Marjorie McCormick, tourism/ membership coordinator …

75 Years ago

April 30, 1936

C. K. McClatchy Died At Ranch Home Monday

SACRAMENT — Charles K. McClatchy, 77, head of the McClatchy Newspapers, died Monday at his ranch in the Carmichael district, following a long illness …

A native of Sacramento, he was educated in the schools of this city and at Santa Clara University.

He is survived by his widow and by two daughters, Miss Eleanor McClatchy and Mrs. Charlotte Maloney …

Private services, conducted by the Rt. Rev. Mons. Thomas E. Hogan of the Roman Catholic Church were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the McClatchy residence here. …


By Wm. F. McMenamin,

United Press Staff Correspondent

SALT LAKE CITY — A summer of speed racing, with streamlined automobiles of revolutionary design streaking across the Bonneville Salt Flats to attack world records, is in prospect here.

Capt. Geo. E. T. Eyston, England’s 39-year-old speed driver and Ab Jenkins, American automobile ace, will be participants. …

110 Years Ago

April 27, 1901

New Municipal Officers Installed

Having brought the new city out of the woods, its first officers have stepped down and out. The old bonds and judgements against the defunct corporation, having been satisfied by the issuance of new bonds, and delivered for cancellation to the Common Council, are no longer a cloud over the homes and property of Placerville. This being the record of the first administration, last Monday evening it was succeded by the second, — both elected by non-partisan votes for non-partisan purposes. In the absence from the city of Mayor Carpenter, acting Mayor Ingram, having finally approved the record of his colleagues turned it over to their successors, who were duly qualified and installed … the following committees in pursuance of Section 31, as the permanent committees for the ensuing year.

On Finance — Aldermen Lucas, Fitch and Limpinsel. … On Streets, Wards, and Boundaries — Alderman Day, Kimble, and De Bernardi. … On Fire Department — Aldermen Limpinsel, Rohlfing, and Stricker. … On Water Supply and Rates — Aldermen Kimble, Sigwart, and Maginess. … On Public Health and Nuisances — Aldermen Fitch, De Bernardi, and Stricker. … On Printing — Aldermen Maginess, Day, and Rohlfing. …

A Favored County

The unforseen is happening. Every overland observation car is a lookout for El Dorado County. All intelligent immigrants are inquiring for Sutter’s mill, Coloma and the famous highway traveled by the pioneers to the wonderland of the Pacific. All comers to the Coast have enchanting visions of grand old river-grit and mountain-bound El Dorado, with her storied towns, golden bonanzas, diversified bounties and exhaustless allurements …



Ken Deibert

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