Remember When for the week of 12/9/2009

Keri Taborski
Newspaper Historian


100 YEARS AGO... 1909

  Advertisement: Win a fine, large Christmas turkey. With every purchase at our store amounting to $2.00 or more you will receive a ticket for a fine turkey for your Christmas table. The winning itcket number will be published in this newspaper soon.--Quincy Fruit & Grocery Store.

  Advertisement: Now for sale. Four town lots (Quincy) 65 feet by 130 feet in Goodwin Addition fronting Jackson Street located 200 yards from the business center of town on rising ground overlooking American Valley with good drainage.


75 YEARS AGO... 1934

  Officials of the Feather River Lumber Company announced this week that the sawmill at Delleker will be closed for the winter effective this week.

Dr. S.M. Sproate, former Portola resident and Western Pacific Railroad surgeon and doctor was killed in an automobile accident in Ohio last week.


50 YEARS AGO...  1959

  Bids were opened and called for this week by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors for the construction of an additional exhibit building on the Plumas County Fairgrounds to b e of stone construction to be used for historical and mineral exhibits. (Now currently known as the Mineral Building.)


30 YEARS AGO... 1979

  The much publicized and highly controversial attempt to recall Plumas County Board of Supervisor Leonard Ross has failed. The deadline for filing the 346 signatures needed to place the recall on the ballot expired last Friday. Only 306 signatures were collected.


  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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