Remember When for the week of 12/20/2013

75 YEARS AGO.....1938

More than 1,500 fir trees were cut in Plumas National Forest this year with free permits for use as domestic holiday decorations. No commercial cutting was permitted this year.

Short wave radio receiving equipment was installed in the California Highway Patrol office at Quincy yesterday enabling local officers to listen to messages sent from Sacramento. Transmitting equipment may be installed at a later date.

50 YEARS AGO.....1963

Advertisement:  Christmas dinner values at local grocery stores : Tom turkeys 35 cents per pound, egg nog 99 cents a half gallon, stuffing mix 33 cents a package, ground sage 25 cents a tin, fresh cranberries 29 cents a pound, nuts 39 cents a pound, cream cheese 33 cents a package, marshmallows 27 cents a bag.

25 YEARS AGO.....1988

Plumas County Supervisors unanimously voted themselves a 12 percent pay raise this week. Their annual salary may increase in March of next year from $19,674 to $22,034 if their action is upheld at a finalization hearing in January.

10 YEARS AGO.....2003

Sierra Pacific Industries announced that it will close the Susanville plant in early 2004, effecting some 250 employees.

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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