The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
Jan. 11, 1919 Continued
NEW SECTION OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY NOW COMPLETED
The state highway unit from Dunsmuir to Sims, a distance of thirteen miles, has been completed by the contractor, G. W. Conners, though the road will not be accepted by the state highway commission until after a winter’s rains have tested out the fills and drains. The contract price for the thirteen miles was $160,000, states the Siskiyou News.
To this sum must be added the cost of three bridges — across Castle, Flume and Mears creeks — $15,000. Fills at the approaches to these bridges will have to be constructed by the contractor who built the highway unit, but this will be a small job.
It is now possible to travel from Dunsmuir to Redding by automobile. For several weeks cars had to be shipped between these two points. This condition, however, is likely to be upset by the first heavy rains. A tourist made the trip from Dunsmuir to Redding the other day in four hours and twenty minutes.
Fitzpatrick has not finished his contract between Lamoine and Pollock, the bridge crossing of the Sacramento, but this part of the road is passable anyway.
It is safe to predict that early in the spring the state highway between Redding and Dunsmuir will be in fine condition and will be opened permanently.
Conners has been eighteen months on the Dunsmuir-Sims unit.
PARIS CAFE BEGINS BUSINESS TONIGHT
The Paris Cafe, at 113 West Main street, is a new institution that commences business this evening. They will serve regular meals and have an up-to-date lunch counter. Ella Coggins, who was chef at the Holland for a long time, is one of the owners and will have charge of the kitchen, which insures first class service.
E. E. Vroman is the other member of the firm and Mr. and Mrs. Vroman will have charge of the serving.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
The public market was unusually light in supplies this morning, even for this time of the year, except meats, and there was a total lack of vegetables; but there was plenty of pitch wood for kindling.
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