115 Years Ago – September 20, 2018

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October 9, 1903 J. Luther Bowers sent out his first car load of dried fruit Sunday. It was all packed under his own label. “Bowers Brand, Rancho Berryessa,” Monticello, Calif. The Express notes with regret the retirement of Raleigh Bacar from the Vacaville Reporter. He has sold his interests to E. C. Andrews, late of Oakland. The railroad company has moved the round, house from Esparto to Winters and a crew is here putting it up near the turntable. The town trustees Tuesday night appointed F.M. Wermuth as night watch man, succeeding H. E. Baucom who resigned. S.M. Warder has raised his dwelling house about five feet from the ground and will put an 8 foot basement story beneath it. Mrs. Ada Logan will dispose of her household effects and go to Fort Bragg to care for her brother’s motherless little children. Will Cannedy has gone to New Orleans as U.S. deputy immigration agent in charge of departed Chinese. He will be gone about two weeks. W. North and John Craig came over Saturday in the latter’s automobile to make a formal appraisal of the Mrs. Ellen Seaman estate. C.E. Wyatt has been inspecting watches for the railroad employees this week, he having been appointed watch inspector by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company for the western division J.G. Young, who has been engaged in the construction of impounding dams in the Yuba river, barriers built by the State and Federal government to restrain mining debris, has returned home.]]>

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