Remember When for the week of 10/13/2010

Keri Taborski

Feather Publishing Historian



80 YEARS AGO... 1930

"Glowing" reports are heard of the efficient work last Thursday night of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department whose members succeeded in preventing a bad blaze in the heart of the town from spreading and doing possibly untold damage.

50 YEARS AGO... 1960

The number of deer kills in Plumas County is slightly above average according to the Department of Fish and Game, So far this season 1406 deer have been taken in Plumas County compared to 1383 last year at this time.

30 YEARS AGO... 1980

Greenville's oldest remaining building, constructed in 1877 and used as a foundry, was torn down this week brick by brick, square nail by square nail. When the mining boom passed,the brick building became a warehouse, then turned into a railroad flop house in the early 1930's. In 1940 Jewell Standardt bought it, remodeled the building and ran the Indian Valley Variety Store there until 1960.

10 YEARS AGO... 2000

Michael E. Franklin, who was convicted of first degree murder in the 1996 killing of his wife, has filed a motion for a new Plumas County trial citing that two of the jurors engaged in misconduct. Plumas District Attorney James Reichle is opposing the motion.

Two will vie for one Plumas Unified School District board position. Life-long Portola resident Bob Marshall will challenge four term incumbent Jack Bridge.


Remember when Plumas County Flooded? The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO in Plumas County is now available on DVD. We've completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: Feather River Canyon flooding, Two Rivers washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.

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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