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Remember When for the week of 2/15/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

The box factory of the Davies Box and Lumber Company in Blairsden-Mohawk Valley was destroyed by fire of unknown origin last Sunday night.

The public schools of Sierraville have been closed for two weeks owing to the prevailing epidemic of measles.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

On Monday the Plumas County Board of Supervisors merged the management of the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce and the Fay J. Miller Museum (Plumas County Museum) to be constructed in Quincy. The county museum is to be constructed with a $130,000 bequest from the late Fay Miller.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

Saint Valentines brings snow to Plumas County: After a long wait, winter finally arrived in Plumas County when during a 24-hour period, snow fell all over the county: Chester 48 inches, Indian Valley 36 inches, Portola 24 inches and Sierra Valley 42 inches.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

Local Plumas Bank is helping customers to be proactive in the fight against identity theft as they instituted the practice of taking photographs of customers and having them on file for security.

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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