149 YEARS AGO | Saturday, Oct. 5, 1872

Gone Below – On Tuesday morning last, Detlef Hansen started for the Bay to buy his winter stock of tobacco and cigars, Christmas toys, etc. As guardian of the Lange orphans, he took with him the four children, whom he will leave in the Good Templars’ Orphans’ Home at Vallejo, where they will be well taken care of.

A Prize Pig – Mr. M.F. Griffin is the possessor of a fine pig presented to him this week by Mr. G.I. Taggart, of Sacramento. It is a male pig of the Chester breed imported English stock, a perfect model in shape of what a hog should be, and at the age of five weeks weighs twenty-five pounds. We believe it was awarded premium at the State Fair this fall.

Lower Trinity – Alex Tinsley was in town this week with his pack-train and took a load of merchandise for the store at Cox’s Bar. Heretofore his goods came from San Francisco via Eureka, but since the railroad has reached Redding, he finds it cheaper to get them this way.

Karsky & Abrahms, Pincus, and Balch are each receiving new goods weekly. There is no excuse for our people wearing old clothes, when the town is so thoroughly stocked with dry-goods and clothing as at present.

There are 51 students at the Weaverville Grammar School. Average attendance for the week ending September 27, 1872, was 95.7%.

125 YEARS AGO | Saturday, Oct. 3, 1896

Mrs. J.E. Carr and daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Carr, of Carrville, have returned home from a pleasant trip to the city.

Ten tons of machinery for the Altoona mine was received in Redding Tuesday. The machinery is to be used in the construction of a great ore-drying plant.

The people of Junction City have prepared a cemetery, on the gulch near the ranch of W.C. Given. The ground has been plotted and fenced. This cemetery know as the Foresters’ will be found of great utility.

Horse Racing – There will be a horse-race in Weaverville on Tuesday, October 20th. There will be two races – one free for all horses, the other for saddle horses only. Good purses have been put up and good races are insured. In the evening, there will be a grand ball at Whitmore’s Hall given by the ladies of the Catholic Church.

The handsome new two-story residence of D.P. Davis, the blacksmith, on Taylor Street, is completed and this week his family moved in. It is one of the finest and best constructed in the town. The carpenter work was done by Jesse Aronholt and L. Queen and the painting by Eugene Conlin.

A rich silver ledge has been struck by John H. Smith on Stuarts Fork. He has faced up on a ledge to a width of twenty-five feet and has not year found the walls. The specimens he brought to town are reported by experts to be high grade. A silver mine is something new for Trinity.

100 YEARS AGO | Saturday, Oct. 1, 1921

Settlement Notice – All persons knowing themselves indebted to the undersigned will kindly settle their accounts as soon as possible as I am in need of money at this time. G.W. Tinsley.

Patrick Thomas Slattery, a former resident of this county, died in Redding Sunday after a long illness. He had been an invalid from rheumatism for several years. The deceased was well known among the older residents in this section of Trinity County, having lived for a number of years on Oregon Gulch during the placer mining days, and it was from him that Slattery gulch received its name. He was born in New York and was aged about 67 years. A brother of the deceased, W.J. Slattery, resides in San Francisco.

For Sale – My property near Dedrick, California, consisting of about 37 acres of patented land; about 10 acres under cultivation, mostly seed to timothy and clover. Good garden, about 2/3 acre in potatoes, besides some very fine timber. Plenty more can be purchased from the Forest Service for lumber. Fairly well equipped for farming, mowing machine, horse rack, plow, harrow, etc. Plenty water. Those interested can apply to me at Dedrick for prices and terms. No attention paid to triflers. There is also a placer mining claim which goes with the res. J.Q. Ackerman. Dedrick.

75 YEARS AGO | Thursday, Oct. 3, 1946

Announcement was made today that the county Board of Supervisors have appointed Miss Wilma Spangler as Librarian of the Trinity County Library of Weaverville. Miss Spangler, who comes from Los Angeles, will take up her duties as of the first of November.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Morris have as their house guests this week, Dr. and Mrs. Moore of Vallejo. The Moores are former Weaverville residents.

Although the deer kill has been light in the Big Bar district, the coyote population is being reduced. Irene Nunn, wife of Abe Nunn, defended her flock of chickens by perching on the kitchen sink and shooting a coyote, which was eating one of the chickens, with her husband’s rifle. Bob Spann killed a second coyote near the Ranger Station at Big Bar.

Notice – Having sold the place of business known as the Rocky Pines Auto Court, we, the undersigned, will not be responsible for any bills contracted after August 25, 1946. George C. Mahoney; Edna M. Mahoney.

Mrs. Alice Goodyear entertained with an afternoon of contract bridge at her home last Thursday. Attending were Mesdames Helen Loomis, Eddie Mahoney, Bernice Ogburn, Ruth Leavitt, Gertrude Lucas, and Celia Hicks. Cake and ice cream were served.

50 YEARS AGO | Thursday, Oct. 7, 1971

The Weather – average high 71; average low 34, with 29 on Friday. Rain for the week 0.93; seasonal to date 1.17 inches.

George Files, owner of McDonald-Files Chapel in Weaverville, has moved his business from Main Street to a new building on Masonic Avenue. The old building was originally owned by the late Theodore McDonald of Redding who established a mortuary service at Weaverville in 1938 on a part-time basis. Files went to work for the McDonald firm in 1946 and eventually purchased the Weaverville business and building in October 1955. Files has lived in Weaverville since that time. The new facility greatly increased the chapel’s floor space and has many features not available at the old building on Main Street.

Lewiston Garden Club met Friday, Oct. 1, for its regular monthly meeting. Hostesses Jean Connor and Chris Bedell served the potluck luncheon. A demonstration of making Christmas corsages was given by Ellen Nichols. Note paper picturing the Old Lewiston Church is on sale. The proceeds will be used for paint and material to restore the historic landmark. Donations from groups and individuals are welcome and may be sent to Vera Varrella.

25 YEARS AGO | Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996

Weather for the week ending Oct. 1 shows an average high of 91 degrees and average low of 40. The year-to-date rain remains at 1.24 inches. Last year the temperatures were 84 and 40, with rainfall of 0.86. The lake is now 70 percent full and last year was 76.3 percent.

Pictured in this edition of the Journal is David Laffranchini with his airplane, flipping a coin to see which of his young friends will win the chance to sit in the front seat during “Young Eagles Day” at the Weaverville airport. Eleven pilots took turns flying more than 130 youngsters from 8 a.m. til noon, when gusty winds ended the fun day.

Responding to a recent request by a dog owner to soften the county’s public nuisance ordinance as it pertains to barking dogs, the Board of Supervisors has agreed on new wording to be introduced as an ordinance amendment. The use of the word “habitual” is the word under discussion. The new phrase will insert the words “it is unlawful to keep a dog that howls, barks or emits other noise with such frequency and intensity that it disturbs the peace and quiet of the surrounding residents.”

John Wallace was picture in his finest bonnet in this edition, as well. He is promoting sales of wrapping paper by students at Weaverville Elementary School to get money for the school gym. Many of you are familiar with Mr. Wallace in his various costumes throughout the school year. Easter Rabbit comes to mind.

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