"Glenn County"
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 9:55AM
Jo Giessner

1889 March 18, Evening News (San Jose, CA) - Willows, Cal., March 18 - The Glenn County special train left here for Sacramento at 11 o'clock this morning with a thousand people on board to urge the governor to sign the bill for a division of Glenn county. Two brass bands accompanied the excursionists and great enthusiasm prevailed.~

1891 March 11, Riverside Daily Press (Riverside, California) - The Governor this morning approved the Glenn County bill, and the election will take place on the first Tuesday in May. In the meantime the new county will be under the old county officers and five commissioners to be appointed by the Governor in a few days.~

1891 March 27, San Francisco Bulletin -Sacramento, Cal, March 26 - The Governor to-day appointed the following Commissioners to superintend the election for the organization of Glenn county:  J.R. Troxell, George H. Purkitt, Butler N. Schribner, J.N. Davis and Milton French.~

1891 April 21, San Francisco Bulletin - On the first Tuesday of next month a special election will be held in the proposed county of Glenn, on the question of creating that new county, and also for the election of a full set of officers.~

1891 May 12 Riverside Independent Enterprise (Riverside, California) - Willows, Cal,  May 11 - Glenn county commissioners met this afternoon and canvassed the recent vote. The official count gives Glenn county a majority of 273. The county is organized and all the officers are sworn in. Fifty-four guns are being fired in honor of Glenn county being the fifty-fourth county in the state.~

1891 May 13, Riverside Daily Press - Glenn County officers are installed, and California now has fifty-four counties.~

1892 January 7, New York Herald Tribune - A MISSING HEIRESS FOUND - Chico, Cal., Jan 6 - T.P. McIntyre, a private detective, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, arrived here last Friday and went over to Glenn County in search of J.M. Martin and wife, the latter being the rightful heir to a fortune left by her father, ex-congressman Cross of Vermont. About ten years ago Miss Bertha Cross met Martin in Washington D.C. As the father opposed the marriage, the couple eloped. Several yearts later they came to California. The mother of the girl has since died, and last July the father died, leaving the entire fortune of about $1,000.000 to this only daughter. Detectives have been searching for her ever since her father's death, and finally located her in Glenn County. The Martins for several years lived in this city [Chico] in poor circumstances, and a moth ago moved to Glenn County. Martin, his wife and the detective left here today for St. Johnsbury.~

1892 December 5, Evening News (San Jose, CA) - Paul O. Burns, who was arrested in San Francisco yesterday on a warrant from Glenn County charging him with obtaining money from the New York Life Insurance Company, by false pretenses, was taken off the train en route last evening and brought to Sacramento on a writ of habeas corpus. This is the second time Burns has been arrested on Glenn County warrants. The first time he was released by Judge Murphy of San Francisco on habeas corpus. The second writ is returnable before Judge Catlin tomorrow.~

1895 December 23, Times Picayune - Wild geese are very plentiful in many parts of northern California this fall. It was estimated that fully 5000 were killed in Glenn county in about 10 days toward the end of November.~

1903 January 13, Boston Journal - San Francisco, Jan 11 - One of the largest specimens of the fossil Ichthyosaurus ever discovered in this country has been found by two prospectors in the coast range in the western part of Glenn County, California.

The bones of the ancient monster are imbedded in sandstone rock in a little canon on the western slope of the mountain. A portion of the remains were uncovered while blasting rock in search of minerals. The prospectors believed it to be the remains of a whale, judging from the gigantic head and jaws, but local scientists pronounce it the remains of the pre-historic fish lizard known as the Ichthyosaurus.

The full length of the fossil exceeds 30 feet. An effort will be made to preserve the bones intact for museum purposes. It this vicinity are many interesting fossiliferous remains of the Devonian and Silurian ages. Ammonites of a foot thick and three feet in diameter are found near the huge fossil, together with many other antediluvian bivalves.~

1905 May 11, Daily Herald - Dunkards from eastern states have bought 2,000 acres of farming land in Glenn County, California, and will settle there with their families. The land will be divided into 40 and 80 acre tracts.~

1912 July 21, San Jose Mercury News - The almond growers of Glenn county have organized the Almond Growers Association and have incorporated under that name.~

1912 July 21, San Jose Mercury News - Experiments are being made in Glenn County with German Millet as a second crop following barley. About 300 acres have been planted on land from which a barley crop has already been harvested. The millet crop will be irrigated.~

1918 November 11, Evening Tribune - San Francisco, Nov. 9 - Glenn County claims the honor of being the first county in California to subscribe its quota of the United War work campaign which opens officially next Monday. Ernest L. Mogge, California state campaign director, today announced the receipt of a telegram from George R. Freeman, president of the board of supervisors of Glenn County and Chairman of the county campaign committee, that Glenn County had subscribed its full amount $18,300.~

1922 November 26, Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) - TREES TO ADORN ROADS - . . . Artois Development Association, walnut trees for planting three miles in Glenn County. . .[Highway 99]~

1923 August 29, Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) Vancouver, Wash., Aug 28 - Portland Attorney Who Resided in Vancouver Succumbs - Oval Pirkey, ex-superior court judge of California and for a short time Vancouver City librarian, died this morning at the St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness. Although he lived here, Mr. Pirkey practiced law in Portland. His widow, Mrs. Marian Pirkey, has been librarian here for many years succeeding her husband in 1913.

Mr. Pirkey was born in Tennessee 63 years ago. In  1898 he was elected Superior Judge of Glenn County, California, and served on the bench for six years. He and his family came to Vancouver in 1913. Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by one son, Oval Pirkey, Jr. who is appearing in vaudeville on the Keith circuit.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock in the Limber Chapel. The body will be taken to Blaine, Washington for burial.~

1926 June 19, Evening Tribune (San Diego, California) - S.M. Chaney has withdrawn as a candidate for the office of superintendent of Glenn county schools. Chaney said he desired to give those working under him a chance to make a race. The only candidate now is Edgar Mapes of Artois.~

1927 August 18, Riverside Daily Press (Riverside, California) - GLENN COUNTY TRIES RUBBER PLANT -Automobile tires, overshoes and raincoats may be products of Glenn county in the next few years, if culture of the guayule rubber shrub proves as successful in the future as it has here recently.

Thus declares H. R. Hastings, representing the Inter-Continental Rubber Company, conducting experimental plots at Red Bluff, Artois, Arbuckle and Woodland.

Grasshoppers caused a little trouble in the Artois tract, but were successfully combated by importing a flock of trained turkeys to guard the rubber plantation.~

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