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Stories of the past: Sept. 26, 2001

September 26, 2001

50 years ago — The subscription rate of The Brawley News, either carrier home-delivered or mailed, will be $1.50 a month effective Oct. 1. The increase in prices follows by some years advances in newsprint coat from $50 to $116 a ton.

40 years ago — Two men walked into Lemon's-Wiley Mortuary just after midnight and asked for rooms for the night. The mortuary attendant said the pair sobered up in a hurry and "ran like hell" when he told them were they where.

30 years ago — "Little Angels," a group of 22 Korean children ages 8 to 15, will perform native dances to the music of ancient musical instruments during a concert Oct. 3 in Palmer Auditorium in Brawley. The local performance is part of a coast-to-coast tour of the United States.

20 years ago — Wrought-iron gates open to a mall of Spanish tile with planter areas in the center and shop show windows lining the sides. Beyond the mall stairs with oak railings lead to professional suites on the now-vacant second floor. The site is the new Main Street Mall — the landmark at the corner of Fifth and Main in El Centro, originally built as the home of JCPenney Co. and most recently the site of Economic Opportunity Commission offices.

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