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Remember When for the week of 1/11/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

Crescent Mills is having an awakening. It is reported that the old mining town is giving promise of a boon. The Indian Valley Railroad is about completed to that point and a company of eastern capitalists have bought the Crescent Quartz mine in which they will install electric pumping equipment and an underwater shaft which will be 400 feet deep.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Three new Plumas County officials were sworn in this week: Newly elected Plumas County District Attorney Stanley Young, Jr., Plumas County Board of Supervisors members Larry Dean of Chester and Robin Jeskey of Quincy. Young and Dean are newcomers to their respective positions, while Jeskey has served as a Supervisor previously in 1958 through 1962.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

An open house reception to meet the newly hired Plumas Unified School District Paul Hewitt is scheduled Friday. Hewitt is replacing Floyd Warren, who is retiring.

Joyce Scroggs was this week appointed as the new Plumas County Board Supervisors chairperson and will be assisted by Supervisor John Schramel, vice president.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

Most Plumas County, State and city offices were closed last week as local officials joined United States President Bush in declaring Tuesday January 2 as a day of mourning for former United States President Gerald Ford. The 38th U.S. President died December 26, 2006 at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was POTUS from 1974-1977.

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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