Remember When for the week of 10/18/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

According to the California State Controller’s Office, Plumas County’s tax rate of $1.70 on each $100 of assessed valuation is eighth from the lowest rate of the 58 counties of California. The highest tax rate in California is in Kings County at $3.70 and the lowest is Kern County at $1.20.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Final plans for the start of the construction of the new Chester water system are underway. There are three phases of the project: the pipeline, the pumping station and the 50,000 gallon water storage tank. Customer water rates and connection fees are being discussed by the Chester Public Utility District.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

After seven years of inactivity, the Louisiana Pacific (LP) sawmill site in Crescent Mills is being dismantled and demolished. At one time, employing 300 workers, the sawmill was closed in 1984 following a union strike.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

To date, Plumas County law enforcement have rid the surrounding forests of approximately 28,000 pounds of marijuana, making it safer for hikers, campers, hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen.

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