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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, May 8, 2001

May 08, 2001

50 years ago — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Vaughn Wood as road commissioner at a meeting yesterday. The resignation is effective June 30. Wood came to the county as road commissioner in December 1947.

40 years ago — The Imperial County Fish and Game Commission passed a resolution urging the county to operate the Calipatria Pheasant Farm. The state Department of Fish and Game has offered to lease the farm to the county and supply 7,000 to 9,000 pheasant chicks for raising by the county.

30 years ago — Thirty Valley farmers returned recently from a two-day trip to the J.I. Case Co. manufacturing facilities in Racine, Wisc. The men were guests of Case Power and Equipment, franchised Case dealer in the Valley.

20 years ago — El Centro native Tomi Jo Taylor recently won a beauty contest in San Diego. She was awarded the title of Miss Mid-City last month. The San Diego State University sophomore is now eligible to run in the Miss San Diego County USA and the Fairest of the Fair pageant June 5 in El Cajon.

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