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Stories of the Past: Thursday, August 30, 2001

August 30, 2001

50 years ago — Tax receipts for the seven incorporated cities of Imperial County for 1949-1950 totaled more than $3 million, according to a release from a tax digest of the California Taxpayers' Association.

40 years ago — Rodents or coyotes seem to be the choices facing Tecate cattlemen. And they have made their choice. The cattlemen have asked for permission to begin a program for coyote extermination. It is presently against the law "to have large-scale extermination" of coyotes because it is believed coyotes kill rodents.

30 years ago — After a long trip with many good experiences and several disappointments, the Imperial Valley Boy Scouts participating in the 13th World Jamboree in Japan have returned with smiles on their faces. "Some expected more than they got and were disappointed," said Larry Weatherwax, adult leader of the local contingent, "but, all in all, it was a good experience."

20 years ago — More than 14,000 Imperial Irrigation District consumers lost power at 1:35 p.m. Saturday as part of an interstate power failure that left 2 million people in California and Nevada without power for about 45 minutes. Homes in Coachella were without power for 21 minutes, in the Brawley area for 18 minutes and in El Centro for 17 minutes.

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