Remember When for the week of 10/4/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

Remember When 

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

The 20 room Mt. Tomba Hotel in Sloat burned to the ground last week on September 28. Incendiarism is suspected. Total damage is estimated at $12,000. The restaurant and some other property was saved by a forest service tank crew summoned from Mohawk Ranger Station.

Advertisement: This Fall see more of Mexico City by train. Travel via Southern Pacific Railroad train service. Only $105.00 round trip from San Francisco to Mexico City.

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

Approximately 400 people attended a retirement dinner for Merrill “Pop” Small in Sacramento this week, the former editor of Plumas County’s Feather River Bulletin and later a staff member of California Governor Earl Warren. Small came to Plumas County in 1930 when he purchased the Plumas National-Bulletin, changing the name to the Feather River Bulletin.

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

The historic Feather River Inn near Blairsden will become a conference and meeting center operated by the University of the Pacific Alumni Association.

Citing personal reasons, Portola Mayor Sandi Waterhouse resigned the post she has held for four years.

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

Convicted murderer and serial rapist David James McIntosh was sentenced to fifteen years in prison followed by a life sentence without parole for the 1984 brutal slaying of Heidi Fredette of Portola. She was abducted in January 1984 in Portola and her body was later found in Tehama County where the Superior Court trial was held.

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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