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Remember when for the week of 2/22/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

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

Funeral services were held in Crescent Mills for pioneer Plumas County resident Nicholas Stampfli, 89, who is believed to have resided in Plumas County longer than any other person. A native of Switzerland, he settled in Meadow Valley in 1850, moving to Indian Valley in 1857 and had a ranch near Crescent Mills since 1863. He is survived by four sons and seven daughters.

Six Plumas County miners were killed Friday night when a mining car of dynamite exploded on the 700 foot level of the Walker Mine.

 

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

The new Grizzly Creek bridge on Highway 40A a few miles east of Portola will be constructed this year.

Fourteen inches of rain has drenched all areas of Plumas County in a weeks time with some five inches of rain falling on Saturday alone.

 

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

Vandalism and theft at the Chester airport resulted in the largest hazardous material spill in Plumas County history as 6,200 gallons of aviation fuel flowed over the snow bank and runway.

Cal Sierra Title Company, the countywide owned business, has paid for freight, delivery, sales tax and installation on three new scoreboards now in the Portola, Quincy and Greenville high school gymnasiums.

 

10 YEARS AGO.......2002

Plumas District Hospital in Quincy has met the first phase of California Senate bill 1953, seismic upgrading requirements, through 2008.

A Channel 10 feature reporter and cameraman were in Plumas County this week to interview those living in rural communities and their feelings following the terrorist attacks last September.

 

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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