Remember When

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO.....1939

Headline: Greenville Bank Robbed!!! Walking into the Indian Valley Bank as the staff prepared to close for the lunch hour, a disguised man held up the bank and escaped with over $5000 in currency and silver. The burglar fled along Wolf Creek at the back of the bank building, leaving a trail of coins behind him.

50 YEARS AGO.....1964

Injun Jim School in the Feather River Canyon will add grades 7 and 8 next school year.

The local Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of War Post will dedicate a memorial plaque which will be installed in front of the the Plumas County courthouse bearing the names of Plumas County men who lost their lives in WWII and the Korean War. It is made of black granite and measures 4 by 7 feet.

25 YEARS AGO.....1989

The complex and expensive removal of asbestos from old Plumas County area school buildings will begin this month in Chester. One of the largest jobs of the entire asbestos removal projects will be at Quincy High School where a 10,000 gallon boiler is encased in asbestos.

10 YEARS AGO.....2004

Masons, Plumas County employees and residents gathered this week to watch the opening of the Plumas County courthouse cornerstone and remove the time capsule box there. Certain items contained in the box included coins, a Bible, a photograph of the Feather Publishing Company newspaper brick building located on the corner of Bucks Lake Road and Crescent Street, a Feather River College class catalog, a Plumas County Fair booklet, stamps and other items.

A feasibility study for a hotel and a 100 space RV park in Portola has been approved by the Plumas County Community Development Commission.

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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