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Stories of the Past: Sunday, January 7, 2001

January 06, 2001

50 years ago — The former U.S. Agricultural Experiment Station at Bard was sold for $50,000 cash today to Robert Hayward of Los Angeles. Hayward indicated he is going to farm the 160-acre development.

40 years ago — Imperial Valley sheepmen will participate in the Imperial Valley Lamb Feeders Association luncheon at noon Jan. 14. in the Planters Hotel in Brawley. Several specialists will give seminars.

30 years ago — At 10 a.m. Sunday, a "stretched-out" DE-8 of the Flying Tiger Line will roar over the Imperial Valley to land at El Centro Naval Air Facility, heralding a new way to move cattle. The plane will carry 400 calves, each weighing about 250 pounds, destined for the Kershaw and Sons Feedlot in Brawley. Dick Kershaw will accompany the cattle from Oklahoma.

20 years ago — Less than a month after I.T. Corp. opened its highly touted dump for geothermal wastes near Westmorland, the county Board of Supervisors is threatening to shut it for importing wastes from out of the county. At this point the county is not sure what is going into the Class II-1 dump that went into operation Dec. 18 west of Westmorland.

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