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Remember When for the week of 10/11/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO..........1938

A hearing on a petition to incorporate Portola as a city will be held before the Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week.

Pavement is being laid on the new nine mile section of the Feather River Highway built last year from Spanish Creek to the entrance of Quincy from the north.

The contract was awarded for $5,000 and the gravel is being taken from Spanish Creek.

 

50 YEARS AGO..........1963

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors discussed possible future building plans at this weeks meeting including a new wing at the county hospital, a new county library building, a new county welfare office building and a new county museum building. Plumas County now has a building fund of $126,000 and by June 1, 1965 the county should have $346,000 in building funds.

 

25 YEARS AGO..........1988

Longtime Greenville Elementary School teacher Mike Cassity has been named one of California’s top 12 educators, receiving $25,000 in prize money.

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved spending $800 on an electric letter opener for the Plumas County tax office which receives some 50,000 pieces of mail a year.

 

10 YEARS AGO..........2003

Vinton Postmaster Clyde Shamburg retired September 30 and closed the store where the post office is housed. The United States Postal Service will continue to lease the space inside the store until September 2004 and has not yet decided what the fate of the post office will be at that time.

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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