Yesteryears (02-13-14)

02/13/2014 12:00 AM

02/13/2014 12:01 AM

50 YEARS AGO: A 6-foot weather balloon launched from Sherwood School was discovered in Gonzales, in Monterey County. The balloon, the largest one released, was part of a program for students studying the physical and biological aspects of man in space. Principal Ted Colton said several of the balloons burst soon after launching, but about 20 percent of them were carried out of Stanislaus County.

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