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Stories of the past: Wednesday, March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

>>50 years ago — B.A. Harrigan, county agricultural commissioner, reported Imperial County shipped 10,502 carloads of produce in February. They include lettuce, carrots, mixed vegetables, broccoli, endive, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, peas, celery and chicory.

>>40 years ago — The people of California paid $560 million and residents of Imperial Valley paid $9.5 million for traffic accidents last year. The figures were quoted by Earl F. Campbell, manager of the California Traffic Foundation, speaking to a meeting of county residents at the county justice courtroom in Brawley.

>>30 years ago — Central Union High School's Sparteens drill team won its second straight state championship award in its division at the annual California festival for pep and auxiliary units. The team, which consists of 24 girls, is captained by Mona Estrada. Judy Bornt is the group adviser.

>>20 years ago — Thousands of dollars worth of merchandise go on the auction block at the Barbara Worth Country Club tonight for the annual Imperial Valley Heart Association auction. Proceeds benefit the research and practice education programs of the American Heart Association.

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