>> 50 Years Ago — The business committee of the Quechan Tribal Council has protested recent action by the State Boundary Commission which altered the California-Arizona border.
The Quechan tribe owns land along the disputed border. The tribes-protest claims its property and constitutional rights were violated when the California and Arizona Boundary Commissions settled their differences without inviting the true owners of the land to sit in on negotiations.
The protest further claims the “action of the Boundary Commission is inconsistent to the treaties and the laws of the United States.”
The protest further alleges the action by the Boundary Commission was in violation of the Louisiana Purchase, and the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty, was unconstitutional to the State of California is inconsistent to the provisions in the agreement of 1893 with the federal government, the tribe’s rights were violate when it was not invited to sit in on the negotiations and the Gadsden Purchase, which guarantees a fixed boundary between the U.S. and Mexico.
>> 40 Years Ago — B.W. Horn Construction Co. of El Centro was awarded the general contract Tuesday afternoon for construction of the new Imperial Valley Press building on Eighth Street at Broadway in El Centro.
J.R. (Dick) Fitch, publisher, said the new building will cost $523,000 to erect under the Horn contract, lowest of five subcommittee on the project.
A $340,000 contract was signed last November for a new 40-page Goss Urbanite offset press to go into the new building.
>> 30 Years Ago — A Miller’s Outpost clothing store larger than any of the chains San Diego stores, opened its doors Friday morning in the long-closed supermarket corner of the El Centro Shopping Center.
The new retail outlet, the first for the chain in the Valley, has hired about 35 employees, according to manager John Koenig.
>> 20 Years Ago — An Imperial County power plant that generates electricity by burning cattle manure has been sold to an investment group based on New York City.
New Charleston Power I have acquired the Mesquite Lake Resource Recovery Project for an undisclosed amount of money from partnerships that own the operation.
The plant located on an 80-acre site between Brawley and Imperial on Highway 111 about half-mile south of Keystone Road.