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Remember When for the week of 2/21/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

The Plumas National-Bulletin newspaper office has 35 packages of flower seeds for free distribution provided by and on behalf of California State Congressman J.E. Raker. The packages contain poppy, marigold, zinnia and Chinese pink and will be mailed to our readers on request.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

Quincy’s new post office building located on Lawrence Street will be in full operation this week and patrons will pickup post office box keys and call for mail at the new building on Friday. The new ultra modern building will provide 969 postal boxes compared to 815 in the old facility. *Note: The new Lawrence Street location was located across Lawrence Street from the current Quincy Fire Department  and was in the building that now houses: the Plumas County Child Support Services department.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors increased their salaries, topping most neighboring counties pay scales. Four of the five current supervisors will receive $2038 a month and senior member Bill Coates will receive $2141 per month. The new rate is more than twice the amount paid in neighboring Sierra and Butte Counties.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

The Plumas-Eureka Ski Hill Memorandum of Understanding Group hired a project coordinator, Butterfly Valley resident Nick Polzak, a Feather River College and Chico State University graduate who majored in recreation management. Polzak will utilize funds from Graeagle Community Services District, the Eastern Plumas Recreation District and Plumas Corporation for approved improvement projects to the ski hill.

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.