75 YEARS AGO......1937
The Beckwourth Memorial monument will be dedicated at Beckwourth Pass this Sunday by the Las Plumas Chapter of the Daughters of the Golden West of Portola. Beckwourth was an Indian scout who discovered the low pass through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1851. He was employed by the city of Marysville to build a trail from Sierra Valley to Marysville by way of Mohawk, American Valley and Bucks Ranch. He owned a trading post in Sierra Valley, the building now used as a dairy house on the Guido Ramelli Ranch located two miles east of Beckwourth.
75 YEARS AGO.........1937
Thirty acts form all parts of the Feather River Wonderland competed in the second annual Plumas County Amateur Hour. Sponsored by the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce, first place was won by Elsie Rice Gilbert of Twain. She won an airplane trip to San Francisco to attend the Golden Gate bridge Fiesta. Her three-day stay in San Francisco will give her the opportunity to deliver a message that the new $8,000,000 Feather River Highway is soon to be opened into California's premier vacation county. Cash prizes of $20.00, $12.50, $5.00 and $2.00 were also awarded.
75 YEARS AGO...........1937
One hundred ageratum bedding plants, the fast growing annual, were planted in the memorial plot in front of the Plumas County courthouse this week. The plot belongs to the American Legion Auxiliary.
The secretary of the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce Earl McDaniel, 67, died suddenly but the chamber-sponsored second annual amateur hour show that he had worked on with great vigor, will go on.
75 YEARS AGO............1937
Energetic means of destroying carp in Lake Almanor, which threaten to destroy trout fishing in that famous body of water, were undertaken this week by the Department of Fish and Game. Armed with special equipment, the warden has asked sportsmen to assist him and are to report to the Lake Almanor Inn or the Westwood Rod and Gun Club.
Purchase of the Feather River Park, a 300 acre summer resort in Mohawk Valley, by J.N. Stephan of Quincy, C.M. Hamilton and C.G. Fitzgerald of Los Angeles from H.H. Hunt has been completed. The park is equipped with 31 modern cabins, a nine hole golf course. playground, swimming pool and a tennis court.
75 YEARS AGO.......1937
The Quincy Fire Department was called to Keddie when fire broke out Tuesday evening on the roof of the Keddie Hotel. Damage accounts for about $1,000. Manager of the resort, Mr. Rihm says he appreciates the efforts of the QFD and plans to deliver members a free dinner to the firehouse soon after repairs are made.
An overflow crowd was present at the grand opening of the Beckwith Hotel Saturday night under the new management of Victor Colombo. The Wright Sisters of Reno were featured in the floor show.
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