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As we were: Wiser heads Highway 50 Association

From page B2 | November 05, 2012 | Leave Comment

Deibert Ken


25 Years ago

Nov. 4, 1987

Wiser elected president

Davey “Doc” Wiser has been elected president of the Highway 50 Association. Other newly elected officers are Ron Shoemaker, vice president; Michelle O’Brine, secretary; and Sharon Bass, treasurer. George Alger will repeat as Wagon Train chairman.

Wiser said he and his core of officers will strive to perpetuate Wagon Train for future generations and the old time enthusiasm on the move …

Wiser has been involved with the Highway 50 Association since 1978, has been program chairman since 1983 and puts out the Wagon Train booklet with pictures and stories each year.


65 Years ago

Nov. 6, 1947

Charles R. Shearer Is Called By Death At Riverside

Charles R. Shearer, 93, who for four years ending last April was a Placerville resident, living at 131 Coloma Street, passed away Monday at Riverside, San Bernardino County …

Mr. Shearer was a native of San Francisco, born June 26, 1854, and on December 10, 1888, married Margaret Lenard, a native of Forest Hill.

In his late teens he was a railroad telegraph operator at Truckee, Donner Summit and Virginia City and many years of his life were spent as chief dispatcher for the National Railway of Mexico, at Chihuahua, Mexico.

Prior to moving to Placerville in July of 1943, Mr. Shearer lived at Long Beach …


Reclamation Bureau Head Will Visit Placerville

Michael Strauss, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, will pay a visit to El Dorado County on November 14th and, according to Walter Jenkinson, secretary of El Dorado Irrigation District, an effort will be made to permit him to see as much of the community’s water problem as his time in the county will permit.

Directors of the irrigation district and officers of the Water Council will meet Mr. Strauss informally at luncheon.


Livestock Men Meet at Ione

The regular November meeting of the Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento Counties Livestock Association will be held Saturday at Ione, with President Stanley Van Vleck, of Sloughouse, presiding …

A feature of the afternoon membership meeting will be a meat-cutting demonstration, presented with the co-operation of the American Meat Board of Chicago.

Members of the association who have seen the demonstration report that it is of great interest to the membership and one that should not be missed.

The program also will include discussions by representatives of the livestock industry and by the heads of various government agencies with which the livestock men have dealings in the operation of their business.


110 Years ago

Nov. 8, 1902

A Morning Fire

About seven o’clock Saturday morning fire broke out in the wing of a stone building on Benham street. The blaze was discovered by Ben Zimmerman and Chas. Dascomb, who gave the alarm and aroused the occupant of the building who was apparently not aware of the fire. In a few minutes the wooden wing of the building was enveloped in flames and the roof of the stone structure took fire. The fire company responded promptly and soon had a stream on the building. However, the roof of the stone building was partly burned before the fire was put out.


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