Remember When for the week of 6/20/2014

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.....1939

Gus Mann this week arrived at the Feather River Inn in Blairsden where he begins his 3rd year as manager of the Inn. The golf course is in prime condition. A new lawn has been placed at the swimming pool and a new artesian well has been installed on the grounds to provide drinking water. Arrangements have been made for securing pasteurized milk from the Inn’s dairy.

50 YEARS AGO.....1964

George Palacin of Chester was named president of the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce. Other newly elected officers include Bill O’Brien of Chilcoot, vice president; Gladys Mansell of Quincy, treasurer. Directors are Bill Davis of Lake Almanor, Carl Furrer of Greenville, Irwin Joy of Portola, Jack Stack of Bucks Lake, George Standart of Greenville, George Wilson of Belden and Harvey West of Graeagle.

25 YEARS AGO.....1989

Opponents of the proposed minimum security work camp prison here in Plumas County have collected more than the required signatures (708) to put the issue on the November ballot.

10 YEARS AGO.....2004

The offices of the City of Portola, Plumas County and all state and federal offices located in Plumas County were closed June 11 as a day of mourning for the death and funeral of former United States President Ronald Reagan, 93, the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of the State of California. He died June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, California. The state funeral was held in Washington, D.C.

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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