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Remember When for the week of 1/3/2014

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO.....1938

The Indians living in Plumas County expect a very heavy storm soon. Deer are moving down from the mountains and making their way to Nevada where snow does not fall so deep and feed is easier to find. The deer movement has been observed during the past week indicating a heavy winter.

California Governor Culbert Olson invites all Californians to the big free barbeque he is hosting Saturday in Sacramento as part of his inaugural celebration.

 

50 YEARS AGO.....1963

Plumas County Supervisor Ray Larison and Plumas County Sheriff Abernethy toured the county last week marking bridges in order to provide a measure for rising flooding streams. They stenciled numbers on posts so that Plumas County Sheriff Deputies can periodically check water levels in feet and inches.

 

25 YEARS AGO.....1988

The Feather River Highway may become a designated California scenic route as the Plumas County Board of Supervisors started the process, requesting the California Department of Transportation to include Highway 70 among the state's scenic routes.

Brrrr.... coldest in ten years! Temperatures throughout Plumas County dropped, the coldest in ten years, over the New Year holiday. Temperatures in Portola plummeted to minus ten degrees. Chester temperatures fluctuated from a few degrees below zero. Snow left on the ground on New Year’s Eve day amounted to 30 inches in Chester, 18 inches in Portola, about a foot in Indian Valley and a foot in Quincy

 

10 YEARS AGO.....2003

Fresh snow opened Stover Mountain in Chester the day after Christmas to more than 80 skiers and snowboarders.

 

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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