Remember When for the week of 12/2/2009

Keri B. Taborski
Newspaper Historian
100 YEARS AGO... 1909

    The interior of the new Quincy town hall is now a thing of beauty with a new stage, wainscoting walls, two large electrical light chandeliers with numerous lights and a new metal ceiling.

75 YEARS AGO... 1934
    The Western Pacific Hotel in Portola will not be reopened, according to a railroad spokesman. A sale of the hotel’s furnishings and fixtures which have been stored will be sold locally since the hotel was closed earlier this year.

50 YEARS AGO...  1959
    Plumas County Board of Supervisor Claire Donnenwirth of Portola has been one of 20 appointed to the newly created Federal Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations by President Eisenhower.
    Advertisement: Now available at the Feather River Bulletin Printshop--new snap-out forms with the time and labor saving one-time carbon paper. We have the only equipment in this area to produce this printing which is becoming so popular.

30 YEARS AGO... 1979
    Due to the state gas shortage, the odd-even gas allocation program that went into effect through much of the state Monday has met with little attention from local drivers. Few Plumas County gas stations are complying with Governor Brown’s emergency laws. Even the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and the Plumas County Sherrif’s office openly state that there will be no enforcement of the law at this time in Plumas County.
    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 newspapers.

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