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One Hundred Years Ago…

May 1902

May Day – this is also Dewey Day.



Richard Moyle, former Grass Valley man, was killed in a cave-in in a Montana mine.

Clear on first, showers mid-month, then warming at end.




An enthusiastic Fourth of July meeting last night, preparing for the big event.

The play “A Night Off” receiving enthusiastic reception at the theater.

A horse driven on Main Street by Thomas Leary became frightened by a streetcar and broke away – no damage done. But a wagon runaway near the Maryland almost killed Arthur Fowler.

Fires at the Allen Foundry and Rosenthal’s variety store were both nipped in the bud.

The regional encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic will be held in Hanford this year.

Dr. Taggart suggested the trustees buy a microscope that can be kept at the local high school for all the doctors to use. The trustees denied the request.

Only one prisoner in the county jail, but he has 35 days to serve.

The Nevadas found the Grass Valley team an easy opponent, winning 12 to 3.

A thousand schoolchildren marched through the streets, demonstrating for a local high school. Citizens will vote on the proposal.

Amanda Tucker, an Indian woman, passed away.

A Tennessee coal mine explosion kills more than 200 miners.

And in Goliad, Texas, 98 killed by a tornado.

Constable Scott celebrated his 50th year in Nevada City, coming here in 1852.

The high school question wins hands down. The tax rate will be set to support a high school.

A 12-year-old boy, Constant Caffery, fell into a pond at Glenbrook but was rescued by his friends.

Nearly 2,000 people saw the Grass Valley team whitewash the Nevadas at Glenbrook Park, 8 to 0.

The bridge across Deer Creek will cost $10,000. Clark and Henry got the contract.

A $250,000 fire in Truckee destroyed the lumber company.

Rube Waddell captured the coast strikeout record by striking out 11 men in 11 innings.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mutton of Winchester Hill died at home, age 2 weeks.

Someone has been using explosives to catch trout in Dry Creek. Local game and fish officials are investigating.

A flood of water almost killed Peter Blue and William McCormick of U-Bet when an abandoned mine shaft they were working broke through to a water-filled section.

Twenty new stamps will be installed at the Allison Ranch mine mill.

Nevada County Oil Co. drilled 150 feet and has penetrated oil sand. The company is now pumping five wells and selling the oil to Standard.

The flag of the Cuban Republic now flies over that island as American forces leave forever.

Columbia Hill is now connected to Nevada City by phone.

A stage owner in Montana intends to use an automobile for his 55-mile stage line. The machine is being made in Spokane and should cover the distance in six hours.

Residents near the Narrow Gauge depot object to an oil tank parked there, fearing an explosion. The railroad assures them it is safe.

A house painter and a bucket of bright red paint took a toboggan ride down a steep roof at the corner of Auburn and Bank. No injuries, except to his feelings.

Peace is promised in South Africa but has not been announced.

D.C. Gillen will build a magnificent, modern two-story hotel in Colfax for $20,000. It’ll be lit by gaslight until electricity arrives.

A crew is repairing the Graniteville road to be in first-rate condition.

The cities prepare for Memorial Day observance.

J.J. Foley, a morphine fiend, stole drugs from the county hospital.

Andrew Hippert, a ditch tender, was swept over Bowman dam. It is certain he was killed.

A flock of 5,000 sheep passed through Nevada City for the high country.

Lack of passengers causes the Narrow Gauge to suspend the evening run.

Cost for the Fourth’s fireworks display will be $150.

A lusty bovine, part of a herd being driven through town, saw its image in a large window and attempted to charge it. A driver, whip in hand, managed to stop the animal.


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