80 YEARS AGO.......1930
Plumas County Sheriff L. A. Braden and a posse of deputies from Quincy drove in to Chester Saturday night and staged a raid upon a Chinese gambling den and dance hall, arresting five operators and dealers and confiscated furnishings.
Mike D. Ayoob of Greenville this week began construction of a modern two story and basement hotel on what is known as the hotel block at the corner of Main and Crescent Streets. The first floor will include a lobby, coffee shop, pool hall and barber shop. Construction cost: $40,000.
Miss Linda Bement of Salt Lake City, Utah who was crowned Miss Universe last week in Florida has been a Plumas County visitor on many occasions with her parents who own extensive mining property in Genesee.
30 YEARS AGO.......1989
Advertisement in county-wide classified ads: Chester Theater. Prime Main Street property. Owner will train. $175,000.
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week decided to seek bids for the construction of a new permanent animal pound to house picked up dogs and cats. Sheriff Doug Thomas told the supervisors that he estimates the cost of the building of the pound to be about $30,000 and will probably be built on county owned property located near the Plumas County Sheriff's offic in East Quincy. The building will consist of cages, cement flooring, outdoor runs, a septic system and a small office.
10 YEARS AGO.....2000
Rene Weyby Lassen, the great nephew four times removed of early California settler Peter Lassen gave a slide presentation at Chester High School this week.