65 Years Ago – August 23, 2018

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September 4, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Palmer have sold their 906 acre ranch west of Devil’s Gate to the U. S. Government for $68,415.The government has also purchased 104.8 acres from Dora Bryant whose ranch adjoins the Palmer ranch. Henry Morrison Moore arrived home Korea Monday on the Regor and docked at the Alameda Air Force Base. Peter Kiewit and sons and Parish Brothers have been told by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to proceed with the construction of the Monticello Dam. The Yolo County Board of Supervisors this week named J. R. Chapman as a commissioner of the Winters Rural Fire District, succeeding D. H. “Chick” McCoy, who resigned. The U. S. General Services administration yesterday informed Sam R. Geddes , of Napa, that he was the successful bidder on the construction of an office building for the Bureau of Reclamation here. The building will cost $50,000 and will be built at the northeast corner of First and Russell Streets. James Boynton, a former Winters High School teacher who for the past two years has been on active duty with the U. S. Army as a lieutenant, has been discharged from the service and is again teaching at Hayward High School. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sackett, with Mr. Roy Wyatt of Esparto have returned from a three weeks’ trip to Alaska. Guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bishop have been Mrs. Bishop’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hendree of El Reno, Oklahoma. ]]>

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