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Stories of the Past: Sunday, March 11, 2001

March 11, 2001

50 years ago — Activities at the El Centro bus terminal have resumed the usual hustle as Greyhound buses remedied their schedule after a week lay-off due to the drivers' strike. The first bus to leave the station after the strike left for Calexico at 5 p.m.

40 years ago — School officials made plans this week to welcome more than 1,000 El Centro elementary and high school students to summer school this summer. School Superintendent Don Halverson said the summer program will start June 19 and end July 21.

30 years ago — Imperial Valley growers and shippers were congratulated today by a representative of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who said tests this year of Valley produce show no evidence of over-tolerance due to pesticides.

20 years ago — Skeletons unearthed in the Anza-Borrego Desert indicated that saber-tooth tigers, tapirs and ancient horses once roamed Imperial County. Imperial Valley College paleontologist George Miller and Morris Skinner, an authority on prehistoric horses, unveiled some of the finds at a press conference Tuesday at the Imperial Valley College Museum.

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