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The following items are selected from archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille.

 June 10, 1899 – 120 years ago

Washington – The Secretary of the Interior has directed the Land Commissioner to have the Surveyor of California enter at once into a contract for the survey of the boundaries of Sequoia and General Grant national parks. No survey has been made of these parks. It is now very difficult for the officer in charge of the parks to tell where the park boundaries commerce or where they merge into patented lands. Numerous inquiries have been made of the department by persons owning land and leasing patented lands in California parks as to whether the government can interfere with them in their occupancy. The government in all cases replied it has not been its policy to interfere. Knowing the boundaries of the parks becomes very important as to the acceptable use of the lands.

May 22, 1969 – 50 years ago

Governor Ronald Reagan, expressing concern about the fate of 350 north coast Indians, blocked approval last week of the embattled Dos Rios project — biggest proposed reservoir in California. He ordered state engineers back to the drawing boards to find alternatives to building the controversial 730-foof-tall dam on the Eel River in Mendocino County

 Plans for reconstructing the north abutment, pier and end span of the Preston Bridge north of Cloverdale are now under design with the project expected to be advertised for bidding in June; this was published in the California Division of Highways Newsletter. The Newsletter also said that the bridge is still standing despite the heavy rains during the past winter and spring, and there is real possibility of losing it, due to an unstable condition in the adjacent hill endangering bridge piers at the north end. The $360,000 job will improve the connection from Geyser Road as well as repair and extend the bridge for 75 feet.

June 1, 1994 – 25 years ago

 Beginning April 1, California law will require that any person buying a handgun must first receive basic handgun safety training and information. Where before Californian had no requirement that a gun buyer demonstrate even the most elementary understanding of how best to handle, use and store a gun, we will now be at the forefront of handgun training and safety in the U.S. As of April 1, before any handgun transaction can be completed, a gun dealer must confirm that the buyer has a Basic Firearms Safety Certificate. Only when the dealer is presented with the certificate can he or she complete the sale by sending the certificate to the U.S. Alcohol and Firearms Department with the information required for a 15 day period background check.

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