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Remember When for the week of 5/19/2010

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 80 YEARS AGO....1930

     Census figures made public today give to Plumas County a total population of 7,909 as against 5,681 in 1920. This is a clear gain of 228 over the last ten year period.
     At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Plumas County High Schools, W.A. Kingdon of Crescent Mills was elected president for the ensuing year with E.I. Lane of Portola vice president and Mrs. A.L. Bar of Quincy secretary and clerk for the fourth consecutive year.


50 YEARS AGO….1960
     Mrs. Ida Hogan Gronvold, Plumas County Recorder was elected president of the State of California's County Clerk's Association at the group meeting held last week in Visalia.
     Census figures were announced this week indicating a decrease in population in Plumas County since 1950. The current 1960 count shows 11,519 residents compared to 13,519 in 1950, a drop of 2,000. On the other hand, Plumas County Clerk Lois Kehrer reported 6,084 registered voters in Plumas County.

30 YEARS AGO….1980
     Quincy Elementary School principal Wendell Guess will retire his position this June after a 30 year career within the Plumas County school system. He began his teaching career in Chester in 1948 as a teacher there for 13 years followed by the principal position in Chester for an additional 17 years. In 1963 he assumed the principal post at Greenville Elementary School where he worked for two years prior to taking the helm at Quincy Elementary School.
     James Marsten of southern California has signed a five year lease with Plumas County to operate a restaurant at Quincy's Gansner Airport at a monthly rate of $175.00.

10 YEARS AGO….2000
     The Plumas County Board of Supervisors made a ruling on Dame Shirley Park, located adjacent to the courthouse in Quincy. It will be 60 per cent park facilities and 40 per cent parking.
     Portola City Council announced the sale of the Portola Business Park and about 323 acres of land located behind Portola High School to Gold Mountain developers Dariel and Peggy Garner. They are designing plans for a nine hole golf course and clubhouse.

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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