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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, February 13, 2001

February 13, 2001

50 years ago — The "Queen For a Day" selected on a nationally broadcast radio show will visit the Miss Imperial Valley pageant. She will stay in Holtville for the following three days of the Imperial Valley Carrot Carnival.

40 years ago — The world's largest cattle feed mill will be in operation near Brawley within 60 days. The mill — under construction by Orita Land and Cattle Co. — will be capable of producing enough feed in four hours to feed 30,000 head of cattle a day.

30 years ago — John Stenbacher, author of "Bitter Harvest," a book that bitterly attacks Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, will be the principal speaker Feb. 15 in the multipurpose room of Central Union High School. Members of the Grape Eaters No. 1 from Delano grape harvest boycott will also be there.

20 years ago — A Holtville woman who claims she was discharged from her sales job with an El Centro tire company on the basis of sex has filed a discrimination action to the Fair Employment Practices Commission in San Diego.

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