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Remember When for the week of 7/5/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

Last Friday morning the safe at the Quincy Western Railroad depot was dynamited by a party or parties unknown and $300 in coin belonging to the railroad and the Quincy Water Works was taken. A $100 gold coin laying under a pile of paperwork was overlooked by the safe blowers.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

The 18th annual Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo was held the on the Fourth of July. This year the rodeo queen candidates included Jorja Wilkinson, Janice Davis and Sue Ann Williams. Janice Davis of Greenville was crowned the 1967 queen of the rodeo where an overflow crowd of some 1550 attended.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

Sheila Perry was crowned 1992 rodeo queen of the Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo held on the Fourth of July.

“This is the driest six year span recorded since 1895” is the word from United States Forest Service officials regarding the current drought conditions plaguing the local forests. And add that to the most severe insect epidemic the Plumas National Forest has ever had and severe forest fuel buildup, due to the now admitted forest mismanagement, creating extremely unfavorable forest conditions.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

2007 Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo royalty were Queen Jessica Lusk and Princess Talitha Sheffield.

A series of lightening forest fires burnt out of control and more than 18,000 acres were scorched at Antelope Lake. The area was evacuated of campers and vacationers over the July 4th weekend.

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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