100 YEARS AGO…..2018
A big Earl Rose variety potato, weighing 3-1/2 pounds is on display in the lobby of the Grand Central Hotel in Quincy. At retail it would cost 10-1/2 cents. The potato specimen was dug up at the garden of the Boyle place in Quincy.
50 YEARS AGO…..1968
The new Plumas County Historic Museum got its first Christmas tree–a ten foot silver tip from Plumas National Forest and was traditonally decorated by six Plumas County High School students. Museum and Plumas Chamber of Commerce manager Bob Moon says that the museum has averaged some 150 visitors per day and a total of 905 visitors since its first 25 days of operation.
25 YEARS AGO…..1993
Weenie World, located four miles west of Portola on Highway 70 was burglarized after closing time on Sunday where entrance to the building was made through a broken window. An undetermined amount of cash and weenies were stolen.
10 YEARS AGO…..2008
Final impact reports by the Department of Fish and Game were delivered to both the Pike Eradication Steering Committee and its sub committee, the Economic Workgroup, and it was determined that the bottom line is between $390,173 and $780,346 in economic damages during the implementation of the DF & G pike eradication project in September 2007.
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