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One Year Ago
March 18, 2010
? Caden Tomlin, 7, of Meadow Vista sits in the cockpit of a private airplane during his Tiger Cub troop?s field trip to the Auburn Airport.
Tiger Cubs from Den 3 attended an open house hosted by Mach 5.
Local troop members were given the opportunity to see antique and racing aircraft, talk to pilots and visit with World War II ace pilot Bud Anderson.
10 Years Ago
March 15, 2001
? After letting their Golden Empire League opener slip away from them in the late innings last Thursday, the Colfax Falcons baseball team on Tuesday afternoon made sure that it wasn?t going to happen again.
Sparked by Travis Cole?s two-run homer, which capped a six-run fourth inning, Colfax squared its GEL record at 1-1 Tuesday by posting a walk-off 12-1 win over Mesa Verde at Quigley Field.
20 Years Ago
March 20, 1991
? Colfax is a tiny hamlet waiting to be discovered and there are inexpensive ways to attract people here.
That was the message of Placer County Visitors Information Bureau Director Wally Langorio to members of Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce at their monthly meeting.
?You have to get signage on the freeway to let people know this wonderful little village exists,? said Langorio.
Research done by the visitors? center showed people stopped at the Gold Run rest area, in Auburn and other areas, but were virtually unaware that Colfax exists.
50 Years Ago
March 16, 1961
? An odd item that we can?t help but bring to everyone?s attention is how the county clerk, or who ever the ?culprit? may be, is splitting a household ?right down the middle.?
During the past week, while working on precinct votes for the override tax election, it was noted on the register roll that Oral Wilson is registered in Colfax precinct 2 and wife Marion is on the Colfax precinct 1 roster.
That?s splitting the precinct line rather close.
75 Years Ago
March 13, 1936
? Thieves stole the tent of Madame Lula Pula, gypsy fortune teller Tuesday night.
The angry seeress appealed to Sheriff Elmer Gum Wednesday, and the officer began an intensive investigation of the unusual crime.
Madame Pula had been doing a thriving business at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cherry Avenue in the heart of Auburn?s business district.
Paula Mooney uses back issues of the Colfax Record to compile the Colfax Chronicles.