Remember When for the week of 7/19/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

The passenger trains on the Indian Valley Railroad are making daily trips between Paxton and Crescent Mills. The opening of this railroad last week to passenger travel was quite an event and many from surrounding towns were present in Crescent Mills to witness the first arrival from Paxton.

For a week past, cloudy weather conditions have prevailed throughout Plumas with frequent electrical lightening storms occurring. The Forest Service lookout station on Mt. Hough was struck by lightening Friday and the shock rendered the lookout man unconscious for a time, broke the windows and blackened the building.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Bruce Bidwell of Greenville will be the grand marshall of the Greenville Gold Diggers parade Saturday. Bidwell, whose father, A.R. Bidwell was an early Greenville pioneer and the founder of Bidwell Water Company in 1886. His grandfather, Henry C. Bidwell came to Greenville in 1860 and was active in mining in the area and built the original Round Valley dam in 1871.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

Feather River College enrollment figures since deannexation from Peralta Community College District in Oakland show an increase of 211 full time students, climbing from 142 full time students in 1988 to 353 full time students in 1991

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

John Cunningham has been named the interim Plumas County Building director.

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.