Remember When for the week of 1/9/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO..........1938

    Plumas County went through the past holiday season without a traffic accident.

    Advertisement: Printed business forms to your specifications---ruled, numbered, any color, can be ordered at the Feather River Bulletin print shop, Quincy phone 75-W.

    The Feather River Highway was opened to light automobile traffic this morning for the first time since December 10 of last year when heavy rains damaged it to such an extent that it had to be closed for repairs.

50 YEARS AGO..........1963

    The Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week expressed itself as favoring the proposal of Chester being the base for the rural mail route around Lake Almanor. The route is now based at the Westwood post office.

    Postal rates went up January 7 and subscription rates for the local newspaper will go up February 1 from $3.00 to $3.50 a year, the first subscription rate increase since 1952.

25 YEARS AGO..........1988

    The first baby born in Plumas County this year was Hilary Rose Russell, daughter of George Russell and Dale Nielsen at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy at 10:44 p.m. on January 5.

10 YEARS AGO..........2003

    The murder trial of Raindancer Dickey O’Brien is expected to go to the jury this week. The Plumas County Superior Court trial began December 3, 2002. He has admitted to killing Mark “Jerry” Levitoff in January 2000 near Lake Almanor.

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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