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As we were: Weather makes the news

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From page B2 | December 16, 2013 |

As we were 121625 Years ago

Dec. 16, 1988

Gale force gusts pummel county

By BRIAN TAYLOR

Winds estimated in excess of 50 mph punished El Dorado County and much of Northern California Wednesday night and Thursday. Scores of fallen trees blocked roads and knocked down power lines, igniting a rash of grass and forest fires.

Firefighters throughout the county scrambled in response to live electrical lines blown down in the storm. A rash of brush fires erupted, especially in the Mosquito area. Smoke from those blazes was observed a dozen miles away in Georgetown. Fires were also reported in the Eldorado National Forest.

Two-foot waves were reported on normally-placid Sly Park Reservoir, where two dozen trees, frozen in the gale force gusts, snapped off 20 feet above the ground, strewing 100-foot trunks around the area.

“It looks like a battle zone up here in Pollock Pines,” commented resident Robert Barrentine. He said a single tree crushed three automobiles outside his trailer.

 

70 Years ago

Dec. 16, 1943

Dr. Rantz Has New Position

Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Rantz returned recently from San Francisco where they had been visiting their son, Dr. and Mrs. Lowell Rantz, who are leaving the coast to take up new duties at Camp Carson, Colorado.

The younger Dr. Rantz has been serving the government for approximately two years past as a consultant to the Secretary of War and has recently been assigned to the hospital at Camp Carson as Director of the Hemolytic Streptococcus Commission.

 

Diamond Spgs. Has “Bought” A Jeep

The War Bond and War Savings Stamp purchases of Diamond Springs School since the start of the school year amount to enough to “buy a jeep.”

This is according to Mrs. Emma Dunn, principal, who reported on Wednesday that the total is $1165.25 which is twenty-five cents more than the cost of a jeep.

 

120 Years ago

Dec. 16, 1893

Death of an Early Ex-Mayor of Placerville

A dispatch to the Record-Union announces the death of Judge James C. Pennie, from neuralgia of the heart, at San Francisco, on the 9th inst. and summarizes the leading events of his life as follows: “Judge Pennie had filled many responsible public positions. He was an Englishman by birth and a cooper by trade. He came to California in 1854 and went to work in the gold fields in El Dorado county. He worked in the mines two years. He became City Marshall of Placerville, having been elected by the Democrats. In 1857 he was appointed United States Marshall for the Southern District. This required his removal to Los Angles, and he remained there during the ensuing three years. Governor Downey subsequently appointed him Warden at San Quentin, which office he held for fifteen months and until the Governor’s term expired. He then returned to mining, going to Esmeralda, Mono county. Afterward he removed to this city, where he continued to reside. In 1864 he was elected a Justice of the Peace.

He was a man of unimpeachable integrity and generous to a fault. Jovial and kindly, he was a favorite in the many orders to which he belonged, and his popularity resulted in his being constantly placed on the Democratic ticket as a candidate for some office.

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