Back in 1911, Crescent City was a lively town with 13 saloons, a
bunch of billiard halls, a few barbershops, one genuine electric
traffic signal, churches, schools, a theater, a bad phone service, bad
roads, and an expanding population.
A community support system was definitely in order.
Now this is an ad hoc committee worthy of consideration.
Crescent City and harbor officials are talking about exploring the
possibility of the harbor being annexed by the city. Ultimately, the
harbor would probably still be run by a harbormaster and Harbor
Commission – its needs and attributes require specialized leadership.
But it would become a service district within the city.
Last week I started an article about former Del Norte Warrior Terry Vance.
In that article I talked a little bit about what Terry did on the Warrior gridiron. Today, I want to cover some more of Terry's career.
He played basketball for longtime coach Dale Thomas. During his junior year he helped the Warriors post a 20-5 record. His senior year football injury kept him from having the kind of senior season he hoped for. In track, Terry really shined. He was both the top sprinter and the top high hurdler in the league, winning White Stars in both events.
After graduation, from Del Norte Terry went to College of the Redwoods in Eureka to play football. At CR he started both ways. Wide receiver on offense and defensive back on defense. During the third game of the season at Santa Rosa JC, Terry suffered a season ending knee injury. The injury required complete reconstructive surgery which put him out of action for about a year.