65 years ago
Housing for 20 veterans with families who will attend Lassen Junior College this fall will be ready for them within two months. One of the units, accommodating eight families, will be near Roop’s Fort on city land. The other two, for 12 families, will be near the school. The houses are surplus war units and are being shipped from Vancouver, Wash.
Nate Holmes arrested two residents of the Honey Lake Township for violating the ordinance prohibiting slot machines. One of the two residents appeared before Justice of the Peace N.V. Wemple and upon pleading guilty was fined $100 of which the defendant paid $50 on the spot and was given until May 1 to pay the balance. Holmes seized the slot machine and said he would not tolerate the devices in his township and would follow the instructions of the county authorities to clean them out as fast as they appeared.
135 years ago
We hear parties talking of making an attempt to get over the mountains to Oroville or Chico with teams. Better wait yet for about six weeks when there may be a possibility of making it.
85 years ago
Two dead bodies have been recovered by tolling miners in the tunnel land-slip at Buck’s Ranch, about 30 miles west of Quincy. One man has been brought alive, which leaves three still entombed.
The scene of the tragedy was the Grizzly Creek tunnel of the Feather River Power Company, beyond Buck’s Ranch. The trapped miners went to work at 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon.
They came out at 9:30 in the evening for supper and an hour later went back to work. When the midnight-shift entered the workings the cave-in was discovered and from then until now crews of miners have been working ceaselessly and heroically to rescue their fellow workers.
Heavy rains are supposed to have been the cause of the cave-in.
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