Remember When for the week of 10/10/2012

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

The 30 room Beckwith Hotel and many other buildings were destroyed by fire last Saturday morning. The building was believed to have started when a gasoline motor backfired and ignited a gas line. The hotel burned to the ground in 20 minutes. The fire also destroyed a blacksmith shop, three residences and part of a garage.

Plumas County is resplendent in its Fall colorings of red and gold of all poplar and maple trees and dogwood bushes splashed all over the landscape.


50 YEARS AGO..........1962
A airplane from Buchanan Field in Concord was broken in two when it skidded off the runway at Gansner Field in Quincy but its occupants, 3 women, walked away unhurt and proceeded to keep a luncheon appointment at the home of Mrs. O.B. Brown.

San Francisco Mayor George Christopher and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor and his wife were guests of honor at a dinner in the main exhibit building at the Plumas County fairgrounds where some 200 Plumas County residents attended.


25 YEARS AGO..........1987
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) got a new look recently when the company redesigned its company logo on its trucks which includes a new symbol, the PG&E spotlight in new colors of blue, gold and white that replaces the old symbol of the brown and beige logo on trucks, uniforms, and other equipment and advertising.


10 YEARS AGO..........2002
October 10 marked the 50th anniversary of the 50-year-old murder of Guard Young and his children in Chester by Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins.

Receiving first place for having the best chowder in the Sierra Nevada Chowder Cookoff held in Greenville was the Couthouse Cafe team (Quincy). Chef Robert Meacher of the Genesee Store won second place and the People's Choice award.

An outbreak of parvo-virus has been found in Indian Valley, Taylorsville and Quincy and found its way to the Plumas County animal shelter.


Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper.

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