100 YEARS AGO … 1917
It is learned that California State Governor W.W. Stephens is planning to make an automobile trip from Sacramento via Oroville to Plumas County to gain firsthand information concerning statewide matters. He hails from the southern part of the state and wishes to familiarize himself with the northern half of the state and it’s needs.
50 YEARS AGO … 1967
Quincy Pacific Telephone Company telephone customers will awaken Sunday morning with a new ultra-modern dial telephone system in operation and the friendly “number please” voices of operators will be a part of the past. More than two dozen woman operators will end their duties with the company.
25 YEARS AGO … 1992
The Quincy Emblem Club’s annual Fourth of July parade has been canceled due to the inability to pay $1,700 in fees to the California Highway Patrol to provide traffic control at each end of the parade in downtown Quincy.
10 YEARS AGO … 2007
The 2006-2007 Grand Jury report criticizes the Plumas County Board of Supervisor’s excessive spending including travel, lobbying and other expenditures. The supervisors have used county credit cards to purchase personal items, exceeded the established allowance for restaurant meals and submitted incomplete expenditure claims.
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