Remember When for the week of 12/30/2009

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

100 YEARS AGO....1909
Advertisement: New Year’s Eve masquerade ball at the Quincy House. Admittance, midnight supper and party favors $2.50.

75 YEARS AGO….1934
Advertisement: A grand New Year’s Eve Ball at Taylorsville sponsored by the Taylorsville firemen. Music by the Hoot Owls. Dance $1.00. Turkey supper 50¢.
Ruth Harris of Portola was chosen to be Miss Portola and will reign as Portola Snow Sports queen and represent the club and Charlotte Calais of Greenville as Miss Plumas will represent Plumas County at the Sacramento Snow Carnival next month.
Advertisement: New Year’s Eve Party at Paxton in the Feather River Villa. Good music, excellent dance floor and supreme food. $1.00.

50 YEARS AGO….1959
Advertisement: New Year’s Eve Dance at Happy Hollow. Music by Warren, Les and Moe.
The hard and gusty winds that occurred throughout Plumas County last week played havoc with many of the outdoor Christmas decorations. Many nativity scenes, lights and reindeer atop rooftops were damaged or blown away all together. This made it difficult to judge “best decoration” contests in all communities.

30 YEARS AGO….1979
Leaking propane gas and the potential danger of a massive explosion necessitated evacuation of some homes near the Long Valley bridge west of Cromberg last Thursday when a gas tanker and trailer flipped over on Highway 70. The accident closed through traffic for over 12 hours but a dirt road detour kept the traffic flowing the next day.

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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