100 YEARS AGO … 1917
Charlotte “Lotta” Crabtree, the famous dancer, actress and performer will celebrate her 70th birthday on November 7. Although born in New York City, her family moved to California and subsequently located to Rabbit Creek near La Porte where she made her fisrt professional appearance at a tavern there. The historical Lotta’s Fountain located at the corner of Market and Kearny Streets in San Francisco was funded and commissioned by her in 1875 and is still the site of the annual gatherings commemorating the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
50 YEARS AGO … 1967
Preparations continue to be made for the upcoming economic conclave: “Insight–Plumas 1967” to be held at the Plumas County fairgrounds. Speakers during the day-long conference include Plumas County Auditor-Controller A.W. Belaey, Albert Bigley of Bank of America, Edward Clifford of Lake Almanor and Dr. John Dunn, superintendent of the Peralta Junior Community College District in Oakland.
25 YEARS AGO … 1992
The interviewing process for the Plumas County Chief Administrative Officer position has begun as 49 applicants thus far have applied for the $60,000 plus a year position.
More county news: Plumas County Public Guardian Kathy Rahmeyer was fired this week over allegations by state officials that her office was “terribly mismanaged” and may have violated the law. Plumas County Deputy District Attorney Anthony Leone has resigned. He was hired in May of last year.
10 YEARS AGO … 2007
Heli-mulching is taking place over the Moonlight Fire area. Three helicopters are currently dropping bales of straw over the rehabilitation project to prevent erosion and to stabilize the steep slope acreage.
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.