Remember when for the week of 1/13/2010

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

80 YEARS AGO....1930

Tuesday night the mercury in the thermometer throughout Plumas County started dropping with steady intent to eventually reach the bottom of its confining tubes when it reached the ten below zero mark by Wednesday morning.

An old fashioned snow storm visited Plumas County over the last weekend dropping five feet of snow at Bucks Ranch and two and a half feet at Belden in the Feather River Canyon. Telephone lines were destroyed between Spring Garden, Sloat, Portola, Quincy and Greenville as similar snowy conditions prevailed. Power lines were also effected county-wide.

50 YEARS AGO….1960

There is such snow and ice in Plumas County but the Plumas County fair manager has ordered 13,440 petunia plants to be delivered in April to brighten the fairgrounds and to be planted in boxes to line the main streets of Plumas County next summer.

Masonic funeral services were held this week for Plumas County Justice Court Judge Fred Dettmer.

30 YEARS AGO….1980

Plumas County employees now have a personnel manual addressing county policies on such things as vacations, holidays and dress codes. The ten page document was compiled at the direction of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors.

A “constitutional convention”, designed to draw a concensus of basic planning principles within Plumas County is expected to draw hundreds of concerned Plumas County residents to the fairgrounds this Saturday. Over $4,500 has been spent to promote and accommodate the county’s largest-ever townhall meeting sponsored by the Plumas County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Eight workshops will be held and four speakers will be on hand to discuss future planning goals within the county.

10 YEARS AGO….2000

The flu bug, but not the Y2K bug, has hit Plumas County with hospitals in Greenville and Chester filled to near capacity with flu patients. Quincy and Portola hospitals have not been hit as hard yet.

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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