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Remember When for the week of 3/27/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian
 

75 YEARS AGO..........1938

    The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held at the old Quincy racetrack located west of Quincy High School this weekend where 60 dozen eggs will be hidden.

    A charter granted by Rotary International will be presented to the newly formed Portola Rotary Club at ceremonies held Saturday night.

    Classified advertisement: Brambach baby grand piano for sale, $300. Call Quincy #27.

50 YEARS AGO..........1963

    Advertisement: Smart Easter bunnies shop at Plumas County grocery stores for Easter dinner-- ham 49 cents per pound, prime rib roast 79 cents per pound, asparagus 15 cents per pound, eggs 45 cents a dozen, yams 10 cents per pound, potatoes 10 pounds for 39 cents.

    Advertisement: Easter Sunday brunch at Hotel Quincy Dining Room featuring pancakes for 50 cents each. Dinner features leg of lamb dinner, $2.95, ham dinner $2.45, beef stroganoff $2.95. All entrees include the salad ‘o rama table.

25 YEARS AGO..........1988

    Advertisement: Easter grocery items featured in this week’s grocery stores: ham 99 cents per pound, asparagus 79 cents per pound, yams 39 cents per pound, celery 39 cents a bunch, strawberries 69 cents a basket, butter $1.39 per pound, artichokes 49 cents each or dine out for Easter: Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine featuring baked ham dinner, $8.50. Brunch at Chester Village Restaurant — crepes $4.50, quiche $4.50, Belgium waffle $3.75. Dinner — loin of pork roast $7.99, prime rib $8.95. Timber House in Chester features stuffed Cornish game hen dinner for $13.95.

10 YEARS AGO..........2003

    More than 100 people turned out for a rally at the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy to show their support of those involved in the Iraq war. In addition, this newspaper included a two page “Support Our Troops” American paper flag in this week’s county-wide newspapers for citizens and businesses to display.

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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