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Journal-Times photo | April 27, 1972

A photo from 50 years ago - Mark of the Old West: Chad Caldwell, Benge, holds a hallmark of the Old West, the bleached skull and horns of a bull left on the prairie to die. Standing beside Toni Benzel, also in shirt and pants from Indiana Harness, is Chad's sister Michelle. Mrs. Benzel wears an orange pats suit with tunic top, an offering at Saturday's Western Wear Style show of Indiana Harness.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


April 27, 1922

Farmers must not cultivate county roads

The county officials have announced an order forbidding farmers to cultivate the right-of-way alongside their fields. This has been a very common practice all over the wheat country and has been done in order to keep down the weeds.

The reason the county is now forbidding it is that in building roads the center is carefully crowned and the drainage provided at the sides, and the surplus material thrown up on the outer edge of the right-of-way.

When the farmer comes along with plows and harrows...

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