After hundreds of wildcats and coyotes were poisoned to secure human existence in the Honey Lake Valley, farmers had to constantly battle pesky jackrabbits. Packs of them were known to destroy single crops in less than a week. The newspaper encourages young men to help the farmers by hunting jackrabbits instead of playing baseball.
115 years ago
An armed force of nearly 40 men hung stage robbers John and Charlie Ruggles. John said he would tell where the two buried the stolen treasure if the men released his brother. The men refused and pulled the foot stands out from under the robbers. The two were hung with such force that their necks were severed minutes later.
85 years ago
Electricity has been turned on over the Standish and Litchfield extensions and 55 houses in the Honey Lake Valley received electric current for the first time during the past few days. They have had their homes wired and are now enjoying electric power and electric lights. The Standish line was started by 55 farmers getting out poles and digging and setting the pole line last December.
We have had here some 10 or 12 days of the hottest weather ever known in this part of the country. The thermometer has marked each day about 100 degrees and on several occasions 103 in the shade.
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