June 4, 1989 |
Soon the low roller will be cruising to Las Vegas in the same high style of the high roller. Cindy Tractman, who transported Eastern vacationers to Atlantic City during the '70s, will be delivering Southern Californians, door to door, to Las Vegas' new 332-room San Remo Hotel Casino & Resort by super-stretch limousines starting June 30. The $179 package will include round-trip transportation, three days/two nights at the San Remo. Tractman's limos will feature an open bar, videos and TV. The door-to-door limousine/hotel service is programmed for vacationers looking to be pampered without paying the hefty price.
July 3, 1986 |
The Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train ended its six-month, 3,000-mile circle of the state Wednesday by meandering into town for a rendezvous with Gov. Mark White. The 150 wagons, many of them actual 19th-Century models that were refurbished for the trip, and 600 horseback riders reined into Gateway Park about 2 p.m. White arrived by helicopter an hour and a half later.
July 23, 1997 |
After 97 days of walking, riding, pushing handcarts and pulling wagons over more than 1,100 miles, the survivors came to the end of the trail Tuesday when they arrived at This Is the Place State Park. When Brigham Young uttered the words that gave the site its name 150 years ago, there was no welcoming party.
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December 30, 2000 |
When you think about it, Las Vegas is the one place these folks may not stand out. But they will be easy to spot at any other point along the 800-mile trail between Salt Lake City and San Bernardino. Just look for more than 200 Mormons, dressed in pioneer garb, traveling in covered wagons.
May 21, 2002 |
Poor, poor little rich boy Gordon Clune. Poor little starving Gordon Clune. --excerpt from a PBS Net forum about "Frontier House" The widely seen PBS reality series "Frontier House" captured the many sides of Gordon Clune and his Malibu family. It caught their whining side, complaining side, feuding side and cheating side.
January 28, 1988 |
The widow of "Wagon Train" star Ward Bond died early today in a house fire tentatively blamed on her smoking in bed, authorities said. The fire that killed Mary Lou Bond, 73, left her present husband, John Diggs, 73, critically burned. Mrs. Bond, 77, kept the name of the actor who died in 1960.
May 1, 1990 |
Nearly a century after her death, a simple marker has been placed on the grave of a member of the Donner Party--pioneers trapped in a Sierra blizzard who ate the flesh of dead companions to stay alive. Mary Graves Clarke settled in Tulare County after the Donner ordeal. Forty-eight people survived the brutal winter of 1846-47 by resorting to cannibalism of 42 others who died. At 19, Clarke left Independence, Mo.
June 9, 1991
Students at Grandview School in Valinda will perform a musical, "Two Partners," to honor William Workman and John Rowland, who led the first Overland covered wagon train into Southern California, according to teacher Barbara Ricchio, who wrote the play. Admission is free to the performance at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the school at 795 N. Grandview Lane.
February 15, 1993
John Steadman, 83, gravelly voiced character actor who was a longtime editor for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. He began his career as a radio announcer in his native Greenville, S.C., and joined the armed forces operation in the 1950s. His movie credits include "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and several Burt Reynolds films including "The Longest Yard," "Gator" and "White Lightning."