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Remember When for the week of 6/14/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

Volcanic eruptions of Mt. Lassen are becoming daily occurences and increasing in intensity. Fine grey colored ashes fell in areas of Plumas County Wednesday morning and a slight distinctive sulphurous odor was in the atmosphere.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

The old Johnsville Firehouse was presented with a historical plaque by E Clampus Vitus Del Oro Chapter last weekend. Located in downtown Johnsville on Johnsville Road, the small wooden building was built in 1908 after fire destroyed much of the town’s business section.

The new Indian Valley Grange Hall in Taylorsville will be dedicated with a potluck supper next week. The new hall replaces the structure destroyed by fire last January. The new hall will again feature spring dance floor, as did the former hall.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

According to Plumas-Sierra Fair manager Mike Clements, auto racing with a crowd of over 300 in attendance, returned to the fairgrounds last weekend after last years racing season was cancelled when the Plumas County Racing Association disbanded.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

All Plumas County high schools held graduation ceremonies for the class of 2007 this week.

Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds manager Billy Cox reported to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors that the annual Plumas County picnic this year brought in $9,721.40 net revenue. The innovative waste recycling event brought in $7,634 alone.

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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