Remember When for the week of 1/10/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

The midwinter term of the Plumas County High School began this week with a total of 26 pupils enrolled including five new students: one from Taylorsville, one from Meadow Valley, one from Oregon and two from Quincy.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

A daily per patient rate of of $23.50, including drugs and therapy charges, is now applicable at the Plumas County Nursing and Convelscent Hospital, raising the daily rates from $17.50.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993


Severe snowstorm thoughtout Plumas County: On Sunday morning the former Rexall Value Rite Drug Store in East Quincy, now empty, succombed to the weight of wet snow and collapsed to the ground. At Nugget Motors, a large show room awning collapsed on four automobiles. Leonards Market in Portola was destroyed. The art barn at the Plumas County Fairgrounds collapsed. A severe winter storm caused the county to delcare a State of Emergency.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

Plumas County’s only State park, a big tourist destination, premier campground and ski hill: Plumas Eureka State Park in Johnsville may close under sweeping California State budget cuts by California State Governor Schwarzenegger. It is on the Governor’s list of 28 state parks to be closed, saving the state an estimatd $1.31 million for the years 2008-2009 and would cut some 130 jobs.

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.