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.
135 years ago
Leo Button, an old Honey Laker who has now taken up his abode at Silver Lake in Oregon, made a visit this week, and brought back with him a wagonload of furs and buckskins.
The furs he shipped to New York and the buckskins he sold to Sears, the Susanville glove maker.
He had also among his wares the pelt of an enormous grizzly, which he captured himself. At sight of the pelt, we felt like climbing a tree. Lee is a very successful hunter and trapper.
125 years ago
In consequence of many sheep being driven into this section for summer range, the grocers are doing an extra business in their line. We notice an almost continual string of wagons and pack animals going out into the mountains loaded with flour, bacon and other camp necessities.
A barn belonging to E. Laner at Adin was burned some two weeks ago. A cow and a fine merino buck valued at $300 were also burned. The loss was about $1,800. It is thought to be the work of an incendiary and a man has been arrested on suspicion.
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