Glance at the Past

Fort Bragg Advocate-News - - OBITUARIES - By Deb­bie L. Holmer dholmer@ad­vo­cate-news.com

107 Years Ago July 2, 1913

• All work has been done and now ev­ery­thing is in readi­ness for the free Fort Bragg County Fair Fourth of July Cel­e­bra­tion. The roar of the anvil and a flag rais­ing will start things a go­ing at the first break of dawn on our In­de­pen­dence Day. At 9 o’clock, the Solo band will give a con­cert on Main Street and greet the ex­cur­sion­ists at the sta­tion. The big civic parade will form at the Catholic Church at 10 a.m. This is pos­si­bly go­ing to be the big­gest and best getup ever wit­nessed on the coast.

• The fair com­mit­tee has named the fol­low­ing as can­di­dates for the Fort Bragg County Fair, Oct. 14 to 19. The Misses Mat­tie Weller, Hazel Tay­lor, Hazel Mero, Mary Fla­gler, Phyl­lis Mathews, Myra Duf­fey, Ruth Hill, Vi­vian Rodgers and

Alma Wik­strom.

• A. P. Stark, one of the ge­nial clerks in the Pa­cific Drug Store, wrenched one of his an­kles so badly Fri­day evening that he will be con­fined to the house for a week or so. It ap­pears that Arthur, while tak­ing a stroll to Pud­ding Creek, ac­ci­den­tally stepped in a hole and turned his an­kle.

• The Royal Arch De­gree was con­ferred on W. A. Chap­man Satur­day night by the chap­ter at Men­do­cino. Quite a dec­la­ra­tion go­ing down from here.

• Miss May John­son came up from San Fran­cisco, Thurs­day, to spend the Fourth with rel­a­tives.

77 Years Ago July 14, 1943

• Mr. and Mrs. Le­land Fei­der cel­e­brated their 25th wed­ding an­niver­sary on July 6th with a din­ner at their home on Pine Street. They were mar­ried while Mr. Fei­der was serv­ing in the armed forces of World War I.

The cer­e­mony took place in Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton. Mrs. Fei­der was the for­mer Wil­mae San­der­son, daugh­ter of a pi­o­neer fam­ily of Fort Bragg. At the an­niver­sary, the mil­i­tary touch was car­ried out by the cou­ple’s son, Leon Fei­der, who was home on fur­lough from the South Pa­cific. In the orig­i­nal cer­e­mony, it was the bride­groom who wore the mil­i­tary uni­form.

The only per­son who was present at the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion and who was also in at­ten­dance twenty-five years ago when they mar­ried was Tom Welch, of Fort Bragg.

• At Our Lady of Good Coun­sel Catholic Church in Fort Bragg on July 4, 1943, Rev. Am­brose chris­tened the son and daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Val­ador, Jr., the son be­ing chris­tened Robert Lynn Val­ador and the lit­tle daugh­ter Mary Ann Val­ador. The God­par­ents were their aunt and un­cle, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sil­ve­ria, of Men­do­cino. Fol­low­ing the chris­ten­ing, a re­cep­tion was held at the Val­ador home on Main Street, Fort Bragg.

• The new mill at Rock­port started saw­ing lum­ber Tues­day, July 6, and has been saw­ing lum­ber ev­ery day since. It cut 30,000 feet of lum­ber one day and will cut con­sid­er­ably more af­ter it gets go­ing with a full crew.

55 Years Ago July 8, 1965

• At 11 o’clock this morn­ing, press, ra­dio and tele­vi­sion news­men from through­out the state, rep­re­sent­ing me­dia from near and far, will board a four-car pas­sen­ger train here bound for Wil­lits and back. And thus, will the Cal­i­for­nia Western Rail­road re-em­bark on an era that had al­most been for­got­ten in the preser­va­tion of van­ish­ing Amer­i­cans. This is be­cause the four 72-foot coaches, with a to­tal ca­pac­ity of over

300 pas­sen­gers, will be pulled by a steam lo­co­mo­tive, in­au­gu­rat­ing the only stan­dard-gauge reg­u­larly sched­uled steam pas­sen­ger line in the state.

• At Coast The­atre: James Bond is back to back! Ian Flem­ing’s “From Rus­sia With Love” and “Dr. No” both star­ring Sean Con­nery.

• Bud Grass will call for the Tim­ber Top­pers dance again Satur­day, July 10, at Rus­sian Gulch State Park. Bud has been one of the top 10 north­ern Cal­i­for­nia callers for the past four years.

• Verne and Betty Roberts, of Al­bion, had an ex­cit­ing trip when they went to San Pe­dro to bring home their re­cently pur­chased com­mer­cial fish­ing boat. Gale winds held them in dock at Mon­terey for five days. They were 10 days mak­ing the trip. The 30-foot boat, the Game­cock, is now be­ing rigged and her new own­ers are ea­gerly look­ing for­ward to tak­ing her out.

• The Men­do­cino County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has pub­lished its first edi­tion of a con­densed col­lec­tion of short sto­ries of fact and fic­tion, about the county. The first is­sue — eight pages — is “Lore of the Coast,” and has five short sto­ries pre­pared by Mrs. Thomas Moun­go­van, of Fort Bragg.

40 Years Ago July 9, 1980

• Robert Hansen and his part­ner, Pete Olsen, have es­tab­lished a new business, Bernillo’s Pizze­ria at 220 Red­wood Ave., in Fort Bragg. They spe­cial­ize in hand-tossed piz­zas and zappi pies.

• At Coast Twin Cin­e­mas: David Car­ra­dine,

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