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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, June 19, 2001

June 19, 2001

50 years ago — About 400 fish have been placed in both El Centro and Brawley fishing ponds for youngsters. The fish were transferred by sportsmen and youngsters with the supervision of the state game wardens.

40 years ago — Working plans for a new city library will be ready in July, said Robert Huffman, librarian. The plans to be prepared by El Centro City Engineer Mario Torres will be a basis for a cost estimate.

30 years ago — Rep. Victor V. Veysey, R-38th District, announced committee approval in Congress of $5 million in federal funds for construction of Calexico border station facilities. The appropriation was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Bids are expected to be requested about July 1.

20 years ago — Imperial Valley farmers can receive low-interest federal loans to cover damage caused by the April 26 earthquake, which caused serious damage to an area around Westmorland. The loans are available for eligible farmers to cover certain damages to crops, property, machinery or equipment caused by the 5.6 temblor.

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