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Remember When for the week of 1/17/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

Plumas County Board of Supervisors proceedings: Resignation of B.F. Barbee as Plumas County Surveyor was received and filed and the application of A.W. Keddie for that position was accepted.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

Postal rates are to increase this week as follows: First class mail will now cost six cents and airmail 10 cents, an increase of 20 percent.

Various organizations and individuals in Plumas County and Northern California have issued an appeal for a letter writing campaign urging that the Western Pacific Railroad’s California Zephyr train will continue to operate. The WPRR operates the Zephyr from San Francisco to Chicago via the Feather River route, the only passenger train service through the Feather River country.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

Holiday Markets, headquartered in Cottonwood with stores is both Susanville and Quincy, has purchased Chester Village Market.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

The partnership of A.G. Phillips and Hugh McNeilly, part time Portola and Sonoma residents and owners of the Log Cabin restaurant in Portola, plan to build a 32-unit motel in the adjoining double lot currently used for restaurant parking. The project has been granted a conditional special use permit by the Portola City Council.

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.

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