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Remember When for the week of 9/6/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian
 

75 YEARS AGO..........1938

    A piece of ground located next to the Portola High School tennis courts was cleared off this week to provide a parking lot for the school. The property was donated by E.I. Lane.

50 YEARS AGO..........1963

    The Plumas County tourist information exhibit booth at the California State Fair took second place. The booth featured the King of the Conifers--the sugar pine that is native to Plumas County forests.

    Combined enrollment in all Plumas County schools on opening day is up by 139 total students. The elementary school count is up to 1687 students from 1684. High school students counts: 1464 from 1328.

25 YEARS AGO..........1988

    Lightning touched off a rash of wildfires last week sending crews to fight 34 battles in the Plumas National Forest. The Powerline Fire was the largest fire, burning 792 acres near Portola before it was contained.

10 YEARS AGO..........2003

    After serving two decades as Plumas County Counsel, Rob Shulman tendered his resignation with the Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week.

    Despite pleas to shop locally, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors purchased several trucks from Jones-West Ford in Reno at a cost of $400,000, earning Nevada $30,000 in sales tax. The Reno car dealership outbid locally owned Willits Motors.

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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