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Remember When for the week of 8/8/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.............1937

The largest newspaper in the history of Plumas County — 44 pages and 4500 total printed copies of the Feather River Bulletin — the voice of the Feather River Wonderland, produced a Feather River Highway dedication souvenir edition and includes data and history of the completion of the major highway project.

The Diamond Match Company announces the completion and opening of its lumber yard and building supplies store serving Quincy and all of Plumas County. Located on Lawrence Street, Quincy Telephone #4.

 

50 YEARS AGO............1962

The annual Plumas County fair will open Wednesday for a five day run with at least 4,000 exhibits and a full slate of events. The Friday night feature attraction will be the Western Regional Appaloosa Show with the Pacific Coast Loggers Show on Saturday, both in the grandstand area.

 

25 YEARS AGO........1987

Construction of the library addition at Feather River College began this week and will double the size of the current library plus add on an audio-visual center.

Jennifer Thompson was named 1987-88 Sweetheart of the Mountains at the Plumas County fair this week. Runner-up was Rhonda Garey of Quincy.

 

10 YEARS AGO.......2002

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Aviation Authority, the Nervino Airport in Beckwourth is getting new runways, taxiways, lighting and fuel tanks.

Former Plumas County resident Alicia Marshall will appear on the television game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” daytime version. The Indian Valley native was born and raised in Greenville, lived in Portola for a time and is currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee.

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