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Remember When for the week of 1/31/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

Crescent Mills is now booming, stimulated by the advent of the Indian Valley Railroad there. It is from there that the stages start to destinations including Greenville,Taylorsville, Genesee, Chester, Prattville, Seneca, Canyon Dam and Westwood. Also at present, a large framed building is being constructed there by George Hall to be used as a pool room and a barber shop along with a seperate two- story building to be rented to accommodate three Crescent Mills families.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

Plumas digs out after big storm: More than seven feet of snow fell in parts of Plumas County as a storm, described as the heaviest since 1952, choked the area Sunday through Thursday night. Snow accumalation: Chester 8 feet, Greenville 5 feet, Quincy 3 1/2 feet, Johnsville 6 feet, Portola 4 feet. All Plumas schools were closed Monday through Wednesday.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

It has been determined that snow and ice buildup in propane service caused the explosion and ensuing fire at the Pine Tree Apartments in Chester which occurred January 18.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

Water quality samples taken January 15 from Lake Davis by the Department of Public Health indicates that the water is clear and free of any chemical residue caused from the California Department of Fish poisoning of the lake to eradicate the pike population. The closure of Lake Davis has been lifted entirely, effective that date.

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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