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Pages of History: Hot real estate deals in 1939

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1939.

Real estate for sale includes:

• Large cabin and lot in Filkins Tract, $150.

• Three-room cabin, garage, woodshed, and lot on Pacific Avenue, $250.

• Vacant lots in Crescent City, nice part of town, $125.

• Vacant lots in Filkins Tract, $50.

• Vacant lots in Bertsch Ocean View Tract, scenic, on side hill, $50.

Liberal terms on all of the above. Telephone 243.

Govt. to buy redwoods

Endorsement of the government’s purchase of 6,251 acres of the KlamathRiver was given by the Crescent City Chamber of Commerce at lastMonday’s meeting held at the Smoke Shop.

A telegram was read stating that the National Forest ReservationCommission had approved an appropriation of $182,000 for the purchaseof this tract. J. J. McNamara, chairman of the board of supervisors,requested approval of the proposition.

Land included in the initial purchase lies on the Minot and Hunter’sCreek watersheds and includes a fine stand of redwood timber.

Sale at Piggly Wiggly

Sweet pickles, gallon glass jar for $1.29, mince meat, 10 cents a pound.

Varmint bounty

Steps were taken this week by the Board of Supervisors to protect DelNorte County stockmen and ranchers from the threat of a varmintinvasion by the passing of an emergency ordinance providing for abounty on coyotes, bobcats, and panthers.

The bounty goes into effect immediately.

Plane passes over

Crescent City had a glimpse of the new 75-passenger Pan-AmericanClipper when she flew south from the Columbia River last Saturday, Jan.28,  landing in San Francisco after an uneventful flight. The big shipflew diagonally over Crescent City about 11 a.m. at a comparatively lowaltitude, presenting a fine view of this latest addition to thetrans-Pacific flying service.

Squirrel sets off orchids

For evening wear, one of the more delicate pelts should be chosen.Squirrel will set off a spray of orchids like nobody’s business. Inundyed squirrel, look for clear gray untinged with brown and with aclose even pile. “Flank” squirrel is usually dyed brown and costs lessthan gray.

Senior prom

Last Saturday, Feb. 11, the senior class held its formal dance. Therewere over 200 students, guests and parents attending. The valentinemotif was used for decorations.

Among the several dances were the “pony express,” moonlight waltz, anda prize waltz. The latter was won by Jean Lockwood and Brice Watson.Laura Ann Thunen sang a number over the microphone, which was also usedto announce various dances. Chinese checkers and cards furnishedamusement for those not interested in dancing. Lunch was served ofheart cakes and punch.

 

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