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Timeline of events: 1937-1947

1937

Golden Gate Bridge opens in San Francisco.

1940

Builders & Consumers Lumber Co. (today’s B&C Hardware) opens for business in Grass Valley.

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7; the United States declares war on Japan the following day.

1942

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad abandoned, the victim of improved road transportation and rapidly rising operating costs. The rails and ties were taken up.

1942

On Feb. 19, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating the controversial World War II policy of Japanese evacuation and internment in California relocation camps.

1945

A Mitchell B-25 bomber, carrying members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, crashes in Grass Valley on June 2, killing four crew members aboard.

1945

Germany surrenders unconditionally to Allies on May 7, sparking celebration of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8 and marking the end of World War II in Europe. Following the U.S dropping atom bombs on the cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9), Japan surrenders on Sept. 2, bringing WWII to an end.

1945

On June 19, The Morning Union becomes simply known as “The Union,” when the newspaper changes from morning to evening delivery. The Union remains an evening paper until 1999, when it returns to morning delivery.

1946

William F. Prisk’s 53-year tenure at the helm of The Union ends when Robert T. Ingram and Earl Caddy, longtime staffers, bought out his interest. They retained control until 1968 when the Nevada County Publishing Company bought The Union. Ingram’s son, R. Peter Ingram, remained as editor and publisher for seven years.

1947

Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” — the largest aircraft ever built — makes its first and only flight over the Long Beach harbor on Nov. 2.


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