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Stories of the Past: Monday, November 5, 2001

November 05, 2001

>>50 years ago — Rural Brawleyites reported the windows of their homes were rattled by a blast about 8:55 a.m. They said the sound was similar to the one that occurs when bombing takes place on the aerial gunnery range. The rumble was believed to be shock waves from the atom bomb that exploded at Frenchman's Flat, Nev.

>>40 years ago — Evelyn Youde was crowned queen of the Imperial Valley College homecoming week during half-time ceremonies Saturday. The football game was between IVC and Santa Barbara and was played in Brawley.

>>30 years ago — There were smiles all around the Farm Bureau after receiving Gov. Ronald Reagan's proclamation naming the observance this week of Farm Bureau Week. Since it was created in 1915, the Farm Bureau is one of the oldest groups in the Imperial Valley.

>>20 years ago — For the next four days, Imperial Valley residents will be turning out to help the Brawley Cattle Call turn 25. Festivities will practically go nonstop. Activities will begin at 6:30 tonight with the Cowbelles' beef cook-off and will run practically nonstop through Sunday afternoon with the final of three rodeo performances.

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