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Remember When for the week of 12/5/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO..........1937
    The $20,000 War Memorial building in Portola built by Plumas County will be dedicated Saturday night.
    Striping of the Feather River Highway is expected to be completed tonight. The work was started at Keddie yesterday and by nightfall the crew had reached a point west of Belden approximately half the distance in the Plumas County State Highway maintenance district. The other half is the jurisdiction of Butte County.

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Remember When for the week of 11/28/2012

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

    The heaviest rain in the 12 day storm that has skyrocketed precipitation in Plumas County to a point more than double the average of the last 40 years fell in a five hour period Tuesday morning. The rain brought this years total to 16.04 inches with the normal on average for the last 40 years registering at 7.90 inches. Streams are running bank full and the Feather River canyon was closed for two hours Friday with an earth slide.

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Remember When for the week of 11/21/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian
 

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

    Values for Thanksgiving festivities as advertised by local grocery stores: mincemeat 24 cents a jar, butter 38 cents a pound, celery 9 cents a bunch, fresh cranberries 9 cents a pound, pomegranates 3 cents each, apple cider 57 cents a gallon, canned cranberry sauce 16 cents a can, black olives 14 cents a can, mayonnaise 43 cents a quart.

    Order your Thanksgiving turkey today to make sure you will get exactly the bird you want. Ours are strictly grain fed, fat and tender— Plumas Meat Market.

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Remember When for the week of 11/14/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian
 

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

    Sierra Valley Grange celebrated its sixth birthday at its meeting Wednesday night. The Sierra Valley Grange was organized November 11, 1931.

    A building used as a temporary forest fire lookout on Argentine Rock at the head of Squirrel Creek was strewn over the mountainside by a high wind last week.

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Remember When for the week of 11/7/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO.........1937

    A huge boulder loosened by heavy rains was struck by an eastbound Western Pacific train near Pulga in the Feather River Canyon this morning causing the train to plunge over a 450 foot embankment into the Feather River. The engineer and a railroad fireman were killed.

    Official abandonment of the Indian Valley Railroad from Paxton to Crescent Mills has been authorized by the Interstate Commerce Department.

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