Remember When for the week of 12/21/2011

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian


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.


50 YEARS AGO..........1961

Advertisement: Special Christmas Dinner---carve your own 12-18 pound turkey at your table and take home what you don’t eat. $1.00 per pound plus $1.00 per person service charge.--River Pines Dining Room, Blairsden.

Christmas dinner grocery items featured in this week’s newspaper advertisements: Turkey 35 cents per pound, ham 57 cents per pound, canned cranberry sauce 18 cents a tin, canned pumpkin 15 cents a tin, celery 10 cents a bunch, fresh yams 14 cents per pound, frozen holiday pies 53 cents, parsley is free.


25 YEARS AGO.........19086

Everett E. Bey, publisher of the four Plumas County newspapers and two Lassen County newspapers, was named Publisher of the Year by the California Newspaper Publishers Association at ceremonies in San Francisco in recognition of some 50 years of editor-publisher positions as well as his leadership in state and national newspaper industry associations.

Greenville and Chester residents are protesting a 21 per cent telephone rate increase proposed by Citizens Utilities.


10 YEARS AGO.........2001

The new Plumas County courthouse annex located near Feather River College in Quincy will cost at least $6.5 million, according to the architect’s recent draft of the project.



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