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From: (Jeanne)
Subject: Sonoma Co. CA. 1920
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:12:54 -0700 (PDT)

The Sotoyome Scimitar, Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Ca., December 31, 1920

George SANDERS, a Santa Rosa man, had one of the most thrilling and
unusual experiences of his life on Christmas Day, when he was attacked
by a large octopus in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, near Fort Bragg
while engaged in fishing for abalones with a party of friends. His call
for assistance brought four men armed with steel bars to his aid. The
battle lasted 10 minutes or more, the body of the monster was riddled
with holes and one of it's many tentacles was completely severed.
Despite the combined efforts of the five men, the devil fish was able to
pull away and disappear.

Mrs. Chester HAUB went to Los Angeles to visit her mother, Mrs.
FLEWELLING and her two sisters, Miss Loleta and Murial FLEWELLING.
Mrs. Rebecca Jane HOOTEN, of this city, passed away after a lingering
illness, Monday morning, at her home near the Mile House, out West St.
Deceased was 72y 7m 29d of age. She was the widow of the late M.V.
HOOTEN once well-known here. Spencer AHERT of this city is an uncle.Mrs.
HOOTEN was a native of Missouri.
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