Remember When for the week of 12/5/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO..........1937
    The $20,000 War Memorial building in Portola built by Plumas County will be dedicated Saturday night.
    Striping of the Feather River Highway is expected to be completed tonight. The work was started at Keddie yesterday and by nightfall the crew had reached a point west of Belden approximately half the distance in the Plumas County State Highway maintenance district. The other half is the jurisdiction of Butte County.

50 YEARS AGO..........1962
    Permission to establish a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Quincy was granted this week. The banking institution has not yet selected a building site.

25 YEARS AGO..........1987
    A major winter storm brought the first significant snowfall of the season to Plumas County yesterday with higher elevations reporting a foot and a half of snow. A foot of snow was reported at Bucks Lake, six inches in the Chester-Lake Almanor area, eight inches in Meadow Valley, six inches in Quincy and five inches in Indian Valley.
    The Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week approved an amendment to the Plumas County Building code which will ban untreated wood shakes and shingles and all other combustible materials on all new building structures.

10 YEARS AGO..........2010
    High winds and snow storms have taken their toll on Highway 395’s legendary shoe tree. The shoe tree has long been a favorite site for motorists along the section of Highway 395 near Hallelujah Junction and Highway 70.
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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