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Headlines in History - July 16, 2020

From the archives of The Shafter Press


10 years ago: August 2010

A new Subway restaurant opened in the old Stringham Drugstore location at 301 Central Ave.

20 years ago: July 26, 2000

Ralph Fruguglietti, also known as the “Big Kahuna,” was ranked first in the world in his age group in the discus and second in shot put, at the National Masters Championships in Eugene, Ore.

30 years ago: July 18, 1990

The Kern County Fire Department upgraded its Shafter fire station to a five fire fighter station. The increase was due to Shafter’s population growth.

--Compiled by Erica Soriano


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