Remember When for the week of 6/20/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

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

The Plumas County visit of members of the California Newspaper Publishers Association will attract prominent state officials and outstanding newspaper publishers to be held over the weekend at the Canyon Inn in Johnsville, the fabulous summer resort. California Governor Frank P. Merriman will be in attendance at the Governor's party to be held at Bucks Lake Lodge Friday night. The CNPA consists of 414 newspapers throughout California.


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

It is fun again at Paxton Lodge with dancing under the stars at the new dance pavilion--$1.00 a couple. Have dinner the French way by chef Marcel DeBolan. So tasty, so liberal, so cheap. Come for food, fun and refinement.

Sheriff W. C. Abernethy retained his position defeating E.L. Spellmeyer 2510 to 1682 votes. Robin Jeskey, incumbent supervisor, out polled three other contestants but will face Joe Crivello in a run off election in November. Gordon Purdy, incumbent supervisor, defeated Gus Anderson.


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

California Governor George Deukmajian gave Plumas County $75,000 in Rural Renaissance funds to foster economic development and business growth among California rural areas. The Chamber of Commerces of Chester, Indian Valley and Quincy each received $3,000. The Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce had not applied for the funds. More than half of the monies, a total of $45,500 will go to the Plumas Corporation. Other monies went to the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce--$12,000, $5,000 to the Regional Council of Rural Counties and $3,500 to the Plumas County Community Development Commission.


10 YEARS AGO.......2002

A 1 to 24 scale working model of the Mohawk stamp mill had been added as a permanent outdoor display at the Johnsville museum at Plumas Eureka State Park. The model was built by Gerald Bradish, a former resident of eastern Plumas County. The real Mohawk mill started processing rock in 1878.


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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