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Remember When for the week of 7/12/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

Report of the Plumas County Free Library: There are a total of 41 branches throughout Plumas County. Number of books in the system: 5382; number of borrowers: 131

Chinese are getting a foothold in Portola and the eastern part of Plumas. Currently there are three Chinese restaurants and two Chinese laundries there in the Portola commercial arena since last winter. A Chinese lodging house has been added to the commerce there also.

50 YEARS AGO…..1967

Year of Achievement” is the theme of the annual Plumas County Chamber of Commerce installation dinner meeting scheduled Saturday at the Plumas County fairgrounds where chamber of commerce members and business leaders throughout the county are to attend the annual affair where newly elected officers will be installed including: Wesley Meeker of Portola–president; Bob Cooke of Taylorsville–vice president and Ralph Boss of Quincy–treasurer. Tickets for the dinner meeting are $4.00 per person.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

You, the readers of Feather Publishing Company local newspapers have shared your preferences in the “Best of Plumas County”, responding to our recent poll. Best place to hike: Lake Basins area; Best place for boating: Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake; Best place for fishing: Lake Almanor; Best place for camping: Bucks Lake; Best place to take out of town vistors: Graeagle area; Best view in Plumas County: Lake Almanor and Mt. Lassen; and top concerns regarding Plumas County living: 1. economy 2. education and 3. local government.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

The fire that began July 5 at Antelope Lake is contained after burning 22,902 acres.

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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