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Stories of the Past: Sunday, September 23, 2001

September 22, 2001

50 years ago — World traveler Warren Brock was back in the Valley relaxed and hating to go back to work after a trip to Africa, Asia and Europe. The flying farmer was in search of crops that can be profitably grown in the Imperial Valley.

40 years ago — The inland deer season throughout California opens Sept. 23 and reports from the Department of Fish and Game point toward a record or near-record session kill. Around the Imperial Valley, deer can be found along the Colorado River, but the department reports state there are not enough deer here for local hunters.

30 years ago — A fire broke out Wednesday along the north bank of the New River about four miles west of Calexico and burned an estimated 25 acres of trees, brush and wild grass before being brought under control. According to sources at the Imperial County Fire Department, the blaze was the fourth in the area in the past year.

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20 years ago — Brawley is losing its top two in the elementary school system. Don Weber, superintendent, announced his resignation, and Bill Cupp, deputy superintendent, his retirement, at Tuesday's night meeting of the school board. Both decisions are effective June 30.

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