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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, November 13, 2001

November 13, 2001

>>50 years ago — One of the congressional leaders who sparked the 18-year-old vote drive declared a surprisingly large percentage of young people are not taking advantage of the right to vote. In a whirlwind tour of Imperial Valley, Rep. Victor V. Veysey and Tennessee Sen. William Brock reminded audiences of their responsibilities.

>>40 years ago — Brawley tripled in size this weekend as spectators jammed the city to watch the fifth annual Cattle Call Parade and the Imperial Valley Rodeo. About 50,000 persons attended both events.

>>30 years ago — The ancient art of Schwingfest will be demonstrated Sunday in the traditional sawdust pit at the annual Imperial Valley Swiss Club near Holtville. The event, including wrestling, dancing and visiting in English and low German, initiates boys age 6 to 16 to the Swiss' favorite sport.

>>20 years ago — Manolo Martinez, Mexico's "numero uno" matador, will alternate with Spain's finest, Paco Camino, and the outstanding youngster Miguel Espinoza Armillita, on Sunday in Mexicali. The outstanding card will feature bulls from Jose Julian Llaguno and will make the final presentation of impresario Nicolas Gonzalez Rivas. The action starts at 3 p.m.

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