The following items are selected from archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille.
June 10, 1899 – 120 years ago
A fair sized audience greeted Rev. Thos. H. Lawson, superintendent of the northwestern district of the State Anti-Saloon League, at Humbert’s Opera House last Sunday evening. Some of the churches dispensed with their regular Sunday evening service to allow their members to attend the rally. Rev. Lawson’s subject was “The Saloon on the Run.” He gave interesting figures relative to what the league had accomplished and predicted that within a few years the state of California would be without a saloon.
The “Good Roads Tour and Endurance” run from Sausalito to the Geysers, arranged by the San Francisco Bulletin, will take place on Saturday. It is expected there will be 150 cars entered. The run from Healdsburg will be over the Healdsburg Geysers Road.
President of the French-American Wine Company of San Francisco purchased a site for a winery in Ukiah. The company plans to begin work on the winery immediately, and it will be a modern and up-to-date plant with a capacity of 200 tons daily.
May 29, 1969 – 50 years ago
From the Editor’s Desk: It wasn’t but a few weeks ago that this newspaper carried an article praising the work of Mr. Connolly and the high school band. This year’s school budget, approved by the School Board of Trustees, eliminated, out of necessity, money for new instruments. However the Cloverdale Lion’s Club is sponsoring their annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday with the proceeds of the breakfast to go to the high school and be split between the high school band and the football team.
June 8, 1994 – 25 years ago
A second crypt at the Cloverdale Riverside Cemetery was found broken into May 30. The front slab of the crypt was found broken off and police report the body was exposed because the casket had fallen apart. The body was intact and appeared undisturbed. It belonged to Jane Ann Rector, buried May 16, 1916. The casket of an Italian family named Zolfo was broken into in mid-April. While there are no suspects, the police believe the two incidents are related. Patrol of the area has been stepped up.