Remember When for the week of 10/18/2013

Keri Taborski

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

Plumas County Sheriff Braden was ordered by Plumas County Superior Court Judge Moncur Monday to destroy 19 slot machines that were seized in Blairsden and Portola.

The deadly blister rust, deadly to white pine trees, has gained a foothold in the Plumas National Forest. Presence of the disease was found on the underside of leaves of gooseberry plants on the Plumas.

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

A simplified system of numbering California’s highways will go into place and Plumas County highway 40A will be changed to Highway 70.

The grand opening of the new Safeway store located between Main and Lawrence Streets in Quincy, featuring a self service meat department, fast check- out stands and plenty of free parking, will be held this week.


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

A new park is being built near the Greenville High School and the Little League baseball field in Greenvile. The Greenville Rotary Club, the school and the local Little League Association are teaming to build the park.

Reggie Jackson, known as “Mr. October” in the baseball world, officially opened his first Ford automobile dealership in Quincy this week.


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

Plumas County Public Works director Tom Hunter notified the Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week that the cost for the Plumas County animal shelter is going to cost an additional $9,209.27 for installation costs of a backup generator that was not included in the original bid specifications. He also reports that the cost of the construction of the Dame Shirley Plaza project will require another $50,636.27, bringing the total cost of the plaza project to $376,270.03.

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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