Remember When for the week of 2/15/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian


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

The Plumas County Grand Jury will be asked to sift through evidence of a possible conspiracy plot by Plumas County Sheriff Deputy Fred Shumate with three convicted burglars. The investigation was ordered by Plumas County Superior Court Judge J.O. Moncur this week. According to a report, Shumate allegedly discussed the burglary plans with them of the G.R. Clark Store in Taylorsville prior to the December 4, 1936 crime.


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

Tulsa Scott, longtime manager of the Plumas County fair has been offered a position as assistant general manager of the Cow Palace in San Francisco, with plans to eventually becoming manager. He declined the offer.


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

The First Interstate Bank branch in Greenville, which has changed names and ownership four times during the last 75 years, closed this week. Although the bank was the only bank in Plumas County to survive the Great Depression, it failed to survive the recent consolidation of its present owner, First Interstate. The bank was established in 1912 as Indian Valley Bank. In 1955 it was sold to First Western followed by its purchase in the 1970’s by Lloyds. First National Bank bought it is 1984 which led to First Interstates’s purchase last year.


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

Candidate forums have been held this week in Portola, Greenville, Quincy and Chester. Attending the community forums were the candidates facing election in the upcoming March primary election: Plumas County Sheriff candidates Terry Bergstrand and incumbent Len Gardner, Plumas County District Attorney James Riechle and his opponent assistant District Attorney Jeff Cunan, Plumas County Clerk-Recorder candidates Kathleen Williams and Dorothy Miller and Plumas County Treasurer candidates Ginny Dunbar and Susie Grant.


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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