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Remember When for the week of 9/12/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.............1937

A new $4,000 stream-lined school bus has been ordered from a San Francisco manufacturer for the Plumas School District’s Graeagle to Portola route. It will be equipped with heaters and a transmission radio. The present bus will be transferred to the Sierra Valley to Portola route.

A Division of Highways work order was received by the state highway maintenance department of Plumas County this week calling for the center line striping of the new Feather River Highway to be started Monday.

 

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Remember When for the week of 9/5/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.........1937

John Spooner, Plumas County treasurer from 1898 to 1915, has died at his Auburn home. After he left that Plumas County position, he was at Plumas County Bank for two years and then owned a clothing store in Quincy before moving to Auburn in 1922.

The third day of jury selection for the jury trial of William Yuhas on a charge of murdering Scott Bayes at Keddie July 13 was held at the Plumas County courthouse this week. The accused was in the courtroom flanked by his attorneys Stanley Young and William MacMillan.

 

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Remember When for the week of 8/29/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Plishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO............1937

Maintenance of the old Bucks Ranch Road between Oroville and Quincy was relinquished to Plumas County this week by the State Division of Highways. It had been made during construction of the Feather River Highway by the state, being officially classified as a detour route.

Effect of the newly opened Feather River Highway on traffic between Reno and Quincy is pronounced and increased, with volume going from ten vehicles per hour to 60 vehicles per hour.

 

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Remember When for the week of 8/22/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.............1937

Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the large barn on the Hosselkus Ranch in Genesee Saturday night. It is thought that one of the wires short circuited and caused an explosion. Uninsured, the barn stored two trucks, a hay rack, mower and two cars owned by Frank and John Hosselkus.

Funeral services were held in Oroville yesterday for Myron L. Openshaw, Plumas rancher and business owner, who was killed when his horse fell backward killing him at his Crescent Mills ranch Sunday. Mr. Openshaw was a partner with his brother Smith Openshaw and C.T. Bedell in the Plumas Meat Market in Quincy.

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Remember When for the week of 8/15/2012

Keri Ttaborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO.......1937

Chief Winnemucca, the last chief of the Paiute Indian tribe along with California Governor Merriman, officially opened the $8,150,000 Feather River Highway to traffic Saturday morning at Grizzly Dome where some 1,000 motorists traveled the highway later that day.

 

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