LOOKING BACK – JUNE 19, 1865
— 10 YEARS AGO —
• Guardian Angels’ softball tournament was renamed to the Verna Faye Neal Softball Tournament.
• The school board approved the purchase of portable buildings to alleviate the overcrowding before the
• start of the upcoming school year.
• Camp County commissioners approved a bid submitted by Freelance Construction Company to construct tennis courts, a handball court, and a basketball court at Broach Park Recreation Complex.
— 20 YEARS AGO —
• Carlenya Veasley is named 13- AAA All District Offensive Softball Player of the Year. Making the first team are Melissa Kethley, Susan Griffith, Ericka Castleberry, Tyeisha White, Nikki Hill, and Karen Riley.
• Dia Dodson will represent Camp County in the Miss Texas USA pageant.
• Clint Helpenstill signs a letter of intent to play baseball for Arkansas State.
— 30 YEARS AGO —
• Commissioners give initial OK on 911 emergency line.
• The Rev. Randy Smith appointed to pastor of First United Methodist Church.
• David Abernathy, representing the Pittsburg Fire Department and the Texas Forest Service, conducts training course in Mexico City and Denver.
• Dr. Larry Richardson, Dr. Beverly Robertson, Cecil McLeod, and George Ross return from medical mission in Belize.
— 40 YEARS AGO —
• Commissioners approve central dispatching on 24-hour basis.
• County Judge Earl Julian reports to commissioners that approval for a public boat ramp had been obtained
• at the south end of Highway 21 bridge over Lake Bob Sandlin.
• Camp County peaches on sale for $12 to $18 a bushel.
• Mike Stafford and Sperry Wilson awarded valuable University Interscholastic League scholarships.
— 50 YEARS AGO —
• Downtown parade to open home and sports show.
• Contract is let for city swimming pool.
• The Rev. Henry Smith begins revival at Newsome Baptist Church.
• Henry E. Strube receives farm home award.
— 70 YEARS AGO —
• Mayor D.C. Rolston receives a letter from the state health officer complimenting the city on the fine condition of the sewage disposal plant.
• The city buys a fogging machine to kill mosquitoes and other insects.
— 80 YEARS AGO —
• The city starts to rid Pittsburg of mosquitoes.
• Louie B. Hess leaves on a fishing trip to Canada.
— 100 YEARS AGO —
• An automobile association is organized with 35 members.
• R.C. Campbell is elected as superintendent of the public schools.
• J.W. Hill is stricken with paralysis.
— 110 YEARS AGO —
• Approximately 62 cars of Irish potatoes are shipped from Pittsburg.
• The postmaster’s salary is raised from $1,700 to $1,800.
• L.B. Broach is bitten by a snake.