Remember When for the week of 12/16/2009

Keri B. Taborski
Newspaper Historian

100 YEARS AGO....1909

  Announcement: Winner of the free turkey at Quincy Fruit & Grocery Store. Will lucky ticket holder number 45 please meet me at the store Tuesday at 10 a.m. I am yours…signed Mr. Turkey.

  Advertisement: Shop for your favorite Christmas dinner items. Oysters, wafers, mincemeat pie, plum sauce, cocoa, raisins, nuts.

75 YEARS AGO….1934

  Representatives of Twentieth Century Fox Pictures of Hollywood spent Sunday and Monday on the line of the Western Pacific Railroad between the Feather River Canyon and Portola to search for an appropriate setting for the outdoor shots for the talkie version of Jack London’s Call of the Wild. The site chosen was Two Rivers near Cromberg.


50 YEARS AGO….1959

  Advertisement: It is Christmas gift giving time. Kodak Brownie starmatic camera $5.95, electric blanket $15.95, tricycles $9.95 and beautiful music for your holiday music: a four-speed portable record player $51.95 down and $3.00 a week.


30 YEARS AGO….1979

  Advertisement: Holiday Greetings from your elected Plumas County officials: Supervisors Leonard Ross, Russ Papaenhausen, Jessie Wellenbrock, Della Rogers, Bill Coates; County Clerk Ila Diggs, Sheriff Doug Thomas, Tax Collector Lois Alexander, Auditor Ann Pattan, Assessor Dow Bettis.



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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