Remember when for the week of 12/23/2009

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

100 YEARS AGO....1909
    Advertisement: Christmas Ball at the Quincy House on Christmas Eve. Music by Professor Sam Hunt’s Trio Orchestra. Tickets including supper: $2.50.

75 YEARS AGO….1934
    Advertisement: Philco…the perfect gift for Christmas. The new tabletop radio $49.95. New full size floor cabinet radio $105.00. Available at Grover Brothers Pharmacy, Quincy.
    Advertisement: Grocery items featured in this week’s newspapers for your Christmas dinner: log of pork roast 22¢ a pound, capons 30¢ a pound, hams 34¢ a pound, butter 34¢ a pound, mincemeat 33¢ a quart, marshmallows 19¢ a bag.

50 YEARS AGO….1959
    Christmas dinner items featured this week: Turkey 49¢ a pound, ham 39¢ a pound, yams 10¢ a pound, fresh cranberries 25¢ a pound, tin of pumpkin 15¢, frozen pies 49¢, tamales 79¢ a dozen.

30 YEARS AGO….1979
    Grocery items featured at Plumas County grocery stores for Christmas dinner: Turkey 89¢ a pound, ham $1.25 a pound, yams four pounds for $1.00, canned yams 69¢, bag of marshmallows 33¢, cream cheese 49¢, cranberry sauce 35¢ a can, butter $1.59 a pound, 12 dinner rolls 69¢.

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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