100 years ago in Nevada County: June 1908
Isaak Sanks, the black man who recorded the local weather, was buried in Greenwood cemetery next to his father and mother. A subscription was taken up for the services and many gave liberally.
Nice until rain the 20, then warm to month’s end.
The Sacramento District Ministerial Association will hold its convention in Grass Valley’s Methodist Church.
Signorinetta, a 100 to 1 longshot, won the Kentucky Derby.
I. B. Archer took his life at North San Juan while temporarily insane.
Miss Elsie Shaw was injured near Bowman when her horses took fright at an automobile and plunged off the road.
Hunting licenses will soon be on sale – $1.00 each; non-residents $10; aliens, $25.
Ben Jones and Julianne and J. J. Woodworth are three new Tahoe National Forest guards.
The flood situation grows serious in Montana. A great dam on the Blackfoot River may give way as heavy rains continue.
Chicago Park looks forward to a banner year for fruit.
Mrs. William Barry was badly burned while cleaning fancywork with gasoline.
C. E. Clinch gives Grass Valley a free paving plant.
The warm weather has drawn an unusually large gathering of mendicants, stiffs and beggers. Marshal Davis had to run them out of town.
Miss Geanette Ubhoff married Charles Temby.
Twice false alarms have been sounded from the Washington school house.
Thomas Peard, long time resident, died at his home on Silva Street. He leaves a son, William.
Charles Northrup was walking from North Bloomfield to the Durbek mine when he found the body of A. J. Flanders. It’s felt Flanders died of heart disease.
Christopher Crase and George Keyes were fined $10 each for assaulting a Chinese man.
Samuel Whiting, 13 months, died of pneumonia.
The Rawhide, Nevada stage was held up by two men and $3,000 worth of jewelry taken from the express box.
Hundreds took the excursion train to Chicago Park for the annual union Sunday school picnic.
Barney Oldfield returns to the track claiming he never quit, despite what newspapers said. He will drive two cars, one of 60 HP, the other 90 HP.
Fourteen year-old Elma Durbin, hunting near Columbia Hill, was shot in the shoulder – she will recover.
Clyde Cook, 13, died at the Jones hospital of blood poisoning.
Thomas R. Angove, former assessor, died of heart disease.
Taft receives the Republican nomination on the first ballot.
William Dunstone found not guilty in the killing of his son.
San Francisco promoters plan a 100 room hotel for Grass Valley, a majority equipped with baths.
Mrs. Elmer Mainhart hovered between life and death from eating contaminated canned tomatoes. Dr. Jamieson pulled her through.
There are 16 Grass Valley Class of 08 graduates – Alice Shoemaker, Fred Nettell, Agnes Hardt, Earnest Jones, Allie Thomas, Christopher Fuchs, Elizabeth Conlin, Clinton Taase, Lillian Davey, Ivan Crase, Mildred Byrnes, Arthur Reynolds, Bernice Glasson, Thomas Ledwich, Helen Libbons and Arthur Stewart.
A Nevada City firehorse broke its leg and had to be destroyed after being frightened by an automobile.
The Fourth of July parade will be held in Nevada City this year.
Mayo Tailor and E. W. Priest held a duel in Goldfield and both are dead. They felled each other with the first shot but continued to fire from the ground. Taylor accused Priest of breaking up his home.
The vote to replace the Washington Hill school building in Grass Valley passed – 165 to 8.
Returning from San Francisco the other day, Mrs. Kate Ellis became overcome by the heat and nervousness and fainted at the depot. Dr. Carl Jones was called.
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