Remember When for 10/21/2009

Compiled by Keri B. Taborski
Newspaper Historian

100 YEARS AGO....1909
Posters will be out this week announcing a masquerade ball at Johnsville on October 30th.

75 YEARS AGO….1934
Much construction is underway in the center of Quincy rebuilding fire damaged businesses including a new floor being laid in the new Quincy Drug Store building.
Advertisement: Saturday specials at the Plumas Meat Market. Round steak 18¢ a pound, pork shoulder 17¢ a pound, veal 19¢ a pound, hamburger 10¢ a pound.

50 YEARS AGO….1959
W.C. Abernathy, Plumas County Sheriff, has been named California’s director in the National Sheriff’s Association.
Cost of operating school buses in the Plumas Unified School District amounted to 32.2 cents per mile during the school year of 1957-1058 when much of the operation was done by private contract and 36.3 cents per mile in 1958-1959 when the district took over.

30 YEARS AGO….1979
Lake Almanor realtor Jerry Kehr was last week named Plumas County Realtor of the Year by his colleagues of the Plumas County Board of Realtors.
Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) was made the regional Stake center for the church last week. As such, the Quincy Stake will serve as church headquarters for Mormons throughout the Chester, Greenville, Portola, Susanville, Loyalton and Westwood areas.

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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