75 YEARS AGO..........1937
J.F. Hoke, beginning his third four-year term as a Plumas County Board of Supervisor member representing Beckwith Township, was elected chairman of the board this week.
Arriving in Portola on New Year's day in a chartered train car, 23 winter sports fans from Stockton spent the day there tobogganing, skiing and snowballing and returned to their valley homes on the evening train, a tired and happy crowd.
75 YEARS AGO.........1936
A Plumas County white Christmas arrived a day late when areas of the county received from two to six inches of snow on December 26 and 27. Automobile traffic for holiday travelers were kept moving freely through the combined efforts of the state and county plow crews.
California automobile license plates for 1937 will be issued starting Saturday at the Plumas County courthouse. Personal checks will not be accepts--cash only.
Advertisement: New Years Eve Fireman's Ball December 31 at the Legion Hall in Quincy. Music provided by Louis's Reno Dance Band--admission $1.00.
75 YEARS AGO........1936
Advertisement: Order your fresh Christmas turkeys now. Other Christmas dinner items on special this week: veal roast 14 cents per pound, 25 pound sack of potatoes 62 cents, celery 10 cents a bunch, mayonnaise 32 cents a jar, walnuts 23 cents per pound, shortening 12 cents a tin, canned pineapple 13 cents.
75 YEARS AGO...........1936
Lack of snow to date has resulted in ideal skating conditions on the river ponds throughout Plumas.
Lights were turned on this week on the thirty foot outdoor Christmas tree placed in the courthouse square.
75 YEARS AGO.......1936
Advertisement: New Ford V-8 automobiles offering decidedly increased gasoline mileage. Priced as low as $480.--W.J. Hamblin dealership in Quincy.
Plumas County’s famous and distinctive advertising symbol--the red feather--will be carried into new fields and venues by residents who are having the feather painted on their automobiles.
50 YEARS AGO.....,.....1961
A new housing subdivision in Chester, named Vision Lake Tract, consisting of 191 lots situated just south of Chester High School, has been approved by the Plumas County Planning Commission. The property which surrounds a small lake has been cleared and roads have been put in.
25 YEARS AGO........1986
The Plumas County fair board delayed it’s decision to re-advertise for a county fair manager after being unable to choose from among 15 applicants to replace Al Plank.
The Plumas County Chamber of Commerce elected new directors: Edie Hamby of Eastern Plumas County, Dennis Mason of the Chester-Lake Almanor area, Mike Taborski of the Quincy area, Shari Alvers and Mike Maguire of the Indian Valley area.
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