September 23, 1905 – 112 years ago
Santa Fe Railroad will build to connect Eureka and Willits. No extension north to Portland will result in a savings of $7 million to Santa Fe.
At an early hour last Sunday morning Pleasant View, the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Shelford, located about one mile east of Cloverdale was burned. The house was a large two-story building overlooking the Russian River, and was a popular summer resort for caring for about 60 guests. The fire started in the back of the building and the cause is unknown. Only a small amount of furniture, including the piano, was saved. Even the shrubbery around the house and yard was destroyed. The barn was saved. It is estimated that the loss will reach $8,000. The house was protected to the extent of $3,000. Mr. Shelford will rebuild.
September 14, 1967 – 50 years ago
The weekend air show and fly-in at the Cloverdale Airport attracted a crowd estimated at between 5,000 and 6,000 people. More than 300 airplanes were checked in during the two-day event. The second annual event featured aerobatics, bomb dropping competition, sport landing competition, sky diving demonstrations and other events almost continually Saturday and Sunday. One of the hits, for many at the air show, was the radio-controlled model airplane. However, the little plane turned into the only air show casualty when it crashed Sunday during its demonstration.
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