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Remember When for the week of 7/4/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian
 

75 YEARS AGO.......1938

    The Feather River Jubilee is underway to celebrate the Fourth of July. The fun-filled weekend will include a carnival on Bradley Street in Quincy near Quincy Drug Store, a Jubilee Ball Saturday night, fireworks, a parade, a band concert, talent show and baseball games.

50 YEARS AGO.......1963

    The Queen Contest of the 4th annual Silver Buckle Rodeo in Taylorsville is underway with four local ladies in the running: Dee Dee Eades and Jeffri Williams, both of Taylorsville, Edwina Spellmeyer of Greenville and Linda Lee Sharp of Quincy.

    Some 900 attended the grand opening of the new Quincy branch of Wells Fargo Bank last Saturday.

25 YEARS AGO.......1988

    Statues of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe will be erected at the town’s community center this weekend amid a host of weekend festivities planned in Westwood. The one-time mill town is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. The statue is 22 feet high, 4 feet thick with a shoulder span of 7 feet. The anniversary committee commissioned the statue with Burlwood Carvers located in Monterey and Arcata.

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

    Right on the heels of a controversial pay raise, Plumas County Administrator Robert Conan announced his intention to resign effective the end of the year. With the raise, he makes almost $9,000 a month.

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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