Advertisement

Stories of the Past: Sunday, March 3, 2002

March 03, 2002

>>50 years ago — The Imperial Valley was without bus transportation to coastal points Monday and intra-Valley bus travel was severely crippled as Greyhound bus drivers in seven Western states walked out at midnight Saturday.

>>40 years ago — The U.S. Agriculture Department today investigated the prospective wheat carryover on July 1 at 1.39 bullion bushels, down 20 million bushels from a year earlier. This would be the first decline in the carryover since 1953. Total supplies of wheat for the 1961-62 year were estimated at 2.6 million bushels.

>>30 years ago — El Centro city crews will take over where the city sanitation contractor leaves off during the annual cleanup campaign. Crews will pick up all items not normally taken such as old stoves, couches and other large household items.

>>20 years ago — Although sunny skies prevailed Tuesday, blustery weather held fair attendance to 6,625 and some vendors complained of lagging sales. But the five-day total of 75,587 is the highest since 1977 and the third-highest in the history of the California Mid-Winter Fair.

Advertisement
Imperial Valley Press Online Articles
|
|
|