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Stories of the Past: Friday, October 19, 2001

October 19, 2001

50 years ago — A demonstration of methods of controlling the "woolly bear" caterpillar migration will be given at the Jack Harelson ranch just north of Calexico.

40 years ago — Gloom settled over students at Calexico High School after school officials and police, acting at request of the Sheriff's Office, called off a homecoming bonfire burning.

30 years ago — When Brawley's first Cattle Call queen was named in 1957, it was under a far different set of circumstances. Kathleen Rush reminisced that she couldn't even ride a horse. Kathleen rode in a buggy down Brawley's Main Street in that first Cattle Call.

20 years ago — Armed police used tear gas to turn back an angry crowd of rock-throwing dissidents Sunday evening after a church-sponsored event erupted into violence on El Centro's east side. According to police, the riot evolved from an earlier clash between Mexican-Americans and blacks at a fiesta sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church in the 100 block of East Brighton.

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