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Pages of History: Coming Soon: Frozen food storage units

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, June 1945.

Frozen food units for city residents and farm homes will be available soon, according to Bob Ames, who operates an electric service with headquarters at the plant of the Del Norte Ice and Cold Storage company.

The frozen food units are going to be one of the big home improvements of the post-war period, states Mr. Ames, who will be active in selling and servicing the units in Del Norte County.

Mr. Ames is now contracting some of the manufacturers of household and commercial refrigeration equipment and will be in a position to offer a thoroughly reliable and complete line as soon as available.

This is another step in Del Norte Ice and Cold Storage’s efforts to supply the community’s refrigeration needs in any line. 

Del Norte farm survey

The number of farms in the County of Del Norte, State of California, as shown by the preliminary count of returns of the 1945 census of agriculture, was 308, as compared with 247 in 1940 and 237 in 1935.

This was announced today by William M. Simonsen, supervisor for the 1945 farm census in the Second California Census District with headquarters at Santa Rosa.

The total land in farms in Del Norte County, according to the preliminary 1945 census count, was 43,120 acres as compared with 39,158 acres in 1940, and 44,145 acres in 1935. Average size of farms for Del Norte County was 140, as compared with 159 acres in 1940, and 186 acres in 1935.

County hospital burns

Fire at the County hospital on Friday, June 4, completely destroyed the building and was accentuated by a strong westerly wind, rendering the efforts of the firefighters almost futile.

However, it was held down to the least volume, thereby keeping it from spreading to other buildings and lessening the danger from flying live coals. 

The origin of the fire is somewhat in doubt, owing to it having started upstairs, which was unoccupied, and the cause could have been from the kitchen flue or a short in the wiring system. 

The Crescent City Fire Department responded to the call, but when firefighters arrived the fire had gained such headway, owing to the wind, they could do little else than hold the severest blaze away from the quarters where volunteers were saving everything they could. Their efforts along those lines were very beneficial and duly appreciated as were the efforts of all volunteers assisting, who braved many dangers to assist. 

Fourth of July parade

Members of the Del Norte Horsemen’s Association met at the City Hall on Wednesday evening with Chas Glover, president, in charge of the meeting.

The main topic of discussion was the Fourth of July parade with the members, as a group, entering the parade, which is to be staged through downtown Crescent City. The Crescent Odd Fellows Drum and Bugle Corp will lead the parade off at 10 a.m.

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