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Pages of History: Two-legged fish caught

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, April 1949.

Of all the phony pranks and stories which may be heard on All Fools Day, a true one, that of the two-legged fish brought in by Crescent City Crab Company, takes the cake!

Afraid of being the object of some more April Fool’s day humor, we checked thoroughly into the report and found that sure enough, the most peculiar-looking creature seen recently in these parts had been brought into the crab plant. It was turned over to George Bolton, of Crescent City, whose hobby is collecting curious things.

Bolton stated that the creature had the large eyes, ring on the head, and other characteristics that identify a deep sea fish, and that two legs about four inches long were located on the bottom fin of the fish about two-thirds of the way back from the head. It is not known what species the fish belonged to, Bolton said.

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Klamath firemen install signal

The Klamath Fire Department has installed a 24-hour fire siren and phone service in the Redwood Burl shop in Klamath, it was announced this week by E. E. Robinson, recently re-elected fire chief.

The phone number is 95 and will be ready to set off the fire alarm at any time day of night, say the Robinsons, who manage the shop.

Robinson has held the post of fire chief for many years. Other officers elected at the recent meeting were Ward Berg, assistant chief, M. Dilley, secretary and H. Knudsen, treasurer.

Weather station bid not decided

Although bids were opened last Tuesday, the CAA in Los Angeles has not officially decided who will be contractor for the $15,000 weather station slated for Crescent City.

Osborne & Wheelon submitted a bid, as did the Los Angeles firm of Jennings and Jennings.

Jail time in family feud

Beverly has a nasty temper, and as a result of her part in a family quarrel, she is charged with grand theft, malicious mischief and burglary by her husband, according to Sheriff C. W. Glover.

The case started when the husband was booked at county jail for non-support. When he was released, their feud resumed with it resulting in Beverly destroying around $800 in clothes and personal belongings of her husband. On Tuesday Beverly was booked into county jail, but is now out on bail. She will appear before Judge George Berry in Justice Court.

 Easter egg hunt planned

Plans are under way this week for the 20-30 Club’s second annual children’s Easter egg hunt to be held sometime Easter Sunday at the cypress tree bordered lot on the corner of 5th and H streets.

All children up to and including the age of 12 are invited to participate in the fun. There will be special chocolate Easter eggs which will entitle the bearer to a special prize.


Del Norte Triplicate:

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P.O. Box 277
Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-2141

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