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Looking Back: Heavy Rain Brings Joy to Ranchers 

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Click here to read the full front page of the November 20, 1946 Paso Robles Journal.

Excerpt from the Wednesday, November 20, 1946, Paso Robles Journal

Grass Growth on Ranges Full Month Ahead of Normal, Reported

Two and a half inches of rainfall were recorded during the past week at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Sherwood Field and farmers throughout the district are jubilant at the crop prospects for the coming year.

Cattlemen are reporting the range is already taking on a green tint and P.C. Berryman, assistant county farm advisor, said yesterday that “grass will probably jump out of the ground within three weeks, something it seldom does before January 1.”

Milder temperatures also have aided the farmer and rancher. The record for the last week is:

The forecast is for cloudy weather tonight with continuing showers and higher temperatures.

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This “Looking Back” view at Paso Robles history comes from one of the hundreds of local newspapers in the Paso Robles Area Historical Society collection. Several local newspapers, dating from the 1800s, have reported on local, national and world events, providing priceless historical views of our community that are not available from any other source. The Historical Society is seeking community support for the multi-phased Newspaper Preservation Project to help fund the transfer of these aged and fragile pages to microfilm and digital images. See the society website for more information about becoming a member or donating to any phase of this project.

The Paso Robles Daily News is pleased to support this important project. Watch this space for future “Looking Back” articles.

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