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Remember When for the week of 2/8/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

A petition has been circulating in Quincy for the formation of a local chapter of E Clampus Vitus with some 100 signatures of citizens of this town and vicinity. Clampers and citizens of Oroville, Marysville, and Colusa will travel up to Plumas by train Saturday to attend a combined first organizational meeting and winter sport excursion this weekend.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Fire on Saturday destroyed and leveled the Taylorsville Grange Hall. The 30 by 60 foot-two story structure, including an unique spring dance floor, was built in 1917 with lumber from Ferris Sawmill in Greenville that was hauled to the site.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

According to Plumas County fair manager Bev Woods, country music entertainer Tammy Wynette has been signed as the headliner grandstand star at the Plumas County fair to be held in August. Tickets will sell for $13 and $16.

Plumas County Assistant Administrator Nicholas Poppelreiter submitted his resignation from that postition. He was the county’s first assistant administrator, hired in 1988 to help the Plumas County Board of Supervisors with personnel, purchasing and budget matters.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

This week the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 75th anniversary. The first meeting was held in 1932 when a group of Plumas businessmen met at the banquet room of the Western  Pacific Railroad Hotel in Portola and created the chamber. L.B. “Len” O’Rourke of Blairsden was the first president.

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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