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Remember When for the week of 10/11/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

A post office has been established in Paxton, at the junction of the Western Pacific Railroad and Indian Valley Railroad in the east branch. All mail to Indian Valley and northern Plumas will hereafter be rerouted through Paxton and a fine depot building has been built there.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

A call went out today to all Plumas residents in an attempt to secure the names of local men who are serving in the Vietnam War and who will be eligible to be on the receiving end of a unique project called Operation Pine Needle, sending local Plumas Christmas trees to battle zones in time for the upcoming holidays.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

According to Plumas County Clerk Judy Wells, Plumas County voter registration is at an all time high with a total of 12,430 registered voters: Democrat party 5,955, Republican party 4,776 Independent 258 and other 1,441.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

The familiar Beckwourth Pass monument commemorating Plumas pioneer and trailblazer James Beckwourth on State Highway 70 has been relocated to a new turnout location that was created by Cal Trans.

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed Dyer Mountain Association Environmental Impact Review Development Agreement and Tentative Parcel Map. The project is located near Westwood in Lassen County, adjacent to Plumas County.

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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