From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, December 1949.
The Del Norte Rod and Gun Club’s Christmas turkey shoot held December 15 at the local trap shoot at Del Norte County Fairgrounds was a complete success, sponsors announced this week. A total of 25 turkeys were awarded and 30–35 hams went to local sharpshooters.
One of the youngest sharpshooters was Jimmy Jamison Jr., the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jamison, who outshot four older men to win a prize turkey. Young Jimmy marked up a score of five out of five in the B class.
Dec. 31, 1949, at midnight, a new half-century will be ushered in, closing a year that for Del Norte County may well be regarded as a turning point.
The year 1949 deserves the appellation because it seems destined to mark the turning point in the long struggle for economic and industrial progress in the county. For nearly 100 years beginning with J.F. Wendell in 1853, someone or some group has been dreaming and planning for the development of Crescent City and its harbor. Now, in 1949, the people themselves are doing the job.