Remember When for the week of 1/11/2012

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

The Portola Fire Department has new officers and were installed at the annual banquet held at the Red Feather Cabaret. Installed was Chief James Johnson, assistant chiefs Andy Freeman and Jesse Roberts and secretary/treasurer J.M. Turner.

Plumas County old timers who talk about the winter of 1889-1890 have another one to talk about and it is the current winter which recorded the lowest temperature in history--28 degrees below zero on Friday and 22 degrees below zero on Thursday morning.


50 YEARS AGO........1962

Carol Bellamy of Quincy was named president of the board of directors of the Plumas County Fair, replacing Archie Hamlin of Blairsden. Other fair board officers are Roy Carmichael of Delleker, C.L. Peckinpah of Quincy, John Hardgrave of Taylorsville, Marcel Bony of Sierraville, Fred Guidici of Chilcoot and Arthur Peter of North Arm.

The population of Plumas County was 12,000 on January 1, 1962, according to the California Taxpayers Association, showing an increase of 360 over the April 1960 census.


25 YEARS AGO........1987

Three years ago today, the body of 13 year old Heidi Fredette of Portola was found in Tehama County. The investigation still continues.

Plumas National Forest supervisor Lloyd Britton retired this week after 15 years in that position and a 43 year career with the United States Forest Service.


10 YEARS AGO..........2002

Plumas County Clerk Judith Wells unveiled the county’s new voting machines, which will be in place for the March primary election. The $297,000 Accuvote Touchscreen voting systems includes 55 units which will be disbursed throughout ten Plumas County polling places.


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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