63 years ago Feb. 12, 1953 Night shopping is coming to Sonora. Stores will stay open on Thursdays until 9 p. m. starting this spring, according to the Sonora Merchants Association. EL NIDO INN East Sonora MUSIC BY JIMMY FERNANDES 3-piece combo DANCING SATURDAY NITES
45 years ago Feb. 8, 1971 Representatives of the Sierra Club are scheduled to ask the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors tomorrow to join them in demanding that the state halt construction of New Melones dam. Feb. 9, 1971 This morning’s devastating earthquake in Los
63 years ago Jan. 24, 1953 Sheriff Don L. Vars is searching for a former Chinese Camp ranch hand following the discovery of three slot machines in that area. The machines, two nickel and one dime slots, were discovered by Ed Rosasco in an outbuilding
37 years ago Jan. 3, 1979 FINANCIAL WINDFALL — Movie and television producers spent $1,425,000 here in 1978 to make seven major films and several episodes of “Little House on the Prairie.” Ernie Durham of the Sonora Motion Picture Association, which assists production companies locally,
43 years ago Jan. 28, 1973 Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announced in Washington Saturday the end of the military draft. His action, placing the nation’s armed forces on an all-volunteer footing for the first time in nearly 25 years, came five months ahead of
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