Keri TaborskiFeather Publishing Historian
80 YEARS AGO....1930
A federal bill was passed this week providing funds for the completion of the North Fork of the Feather River Highway continuation from Quincy to the California-Nevada State border.
W.E. Ward, pioneer California newspaperman, 86, died in Dunsmuir this week. The family settled in Plumas County in 1852 and Ward learned the printers trade in Quincy and later took up the news and editorial end for a number of years and conducted the Plumas National-Bulletin, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in California.
50 YEARS AGO….1960
Advertisement: Grand Opening of the Copper Hood Restaurant (formerly Bert’s) Saturday night, Greenville.
A Unicom system has been installed at Gansner Airport and now all three Plumas County airports are able to communicate with pilots. All airports also have lighted runways enabling air traffic at night.
30 YEARS AGO….1980
Plumas County Building and Grounds superintendent Coy Block received a cable from the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. to lower the temperature at the courthouse to 65 degrees or face a $1,000 fine. The FERC notified the county that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors or the County Counsel did not have the authority to boost the courthouse temperature to 72 degrees.
10 YEARS AGO….2000
Quincy High School’s football team, after months of uncertainty about where it would call home, will plays it’s 2000 season at Feather River College. The Plumas Unified School District board had allocated $6,000 in fees for this season.
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.