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Remember When

Remember When for the week of 1/25/2012

 

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

With the arrival of snow Tuesday, the extreme cold, dry spell of the last two weeks has been broken. Snow measuring seven to 12 inches fell throughout areas of Plumas County overnight.

A special train brought 350 snow sports enthusiasts to Portola from Sacramento Valley on Sunday.

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Remember When for the week of 1/18/2012

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

Influenza caused by the extreme cold temperatures has caused 65 cases of the reported illness in Quincy alone and the local schools were ordered closed yesterday.

The Quincy fire siren failed to function Saturday night due to the extreme cold so the fire alarm will be blown every Saturday at Noon as a test.

 

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Remember When for the week of 1/11/2012

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

The Portola Fire Department has new officers and were installed at the annual banquet held at the Red Feather Cabaret. Installed was Chief James Johnson, assistant chiefs Andy Freeman and Jesse Roberts and secretary/treasurer J.M. Turner.

Plumas County old timers who talk about the winter of 1889-1890 have another one to talk about and it is the current winter which recorded the lowest temperature in history--28 degrees below zero on Friday and 22 degrees below zero on Thursday morning.

 

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Remember When for the week of 1/4/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

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

J.F. Hoke, beginning his third four-year term as a Plumas County Board of Supervisor member representing Beckwith Township, was elected chairman of the board this week.

Arriving in Portola on New Year's day in a chartered train car, 23 winter sports fans from Stockton spent the day there tobogganing, skiing and snowballing and returned to their valley homes on the evening train, a tired and happy crowd.

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Remember When for the week of 12/28/2011

Keri Taborski
Feather Publsihing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO.........1936

A Plumas County white Christmas arrived a day late when areas of the county received from two to six inches of snow on December 26 and 27. Automobile traffic for holiday travelers were kept moving freely through the combined efforts of the state and county plow crews.

California automobile license plates for 1937 will be issued starting Saturday at the Plumas County courthouse. Personal checks will not be accepts--cash only.

Advertisement: New Years Eve Fireman's Ball December 31 at the Legion Hall in Quincy. Music provided by Louis's Reno Dance Band--admission $1.00.

 

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