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Remember When for the week of 8/16/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

Miss Dorothy Clarke, Plumas County librarian, announces that a branch of the Plumas County Free Library has been established at the Keddie Trading Company there and M.A. Hail, the teacher of the school there, has been appointed custodian of the books. Also the Portola school district has joined with the county library there in Portola, making a good amount of books available to citizens there.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Plumas County Fair 4-H Auction results: A black angus steer raised by Wendy Welch of Vinton was awarded Grand Champion and a black angus steer raised by Raymond Knox of Taylorsville was awarded Reserve Champion.

Award winning floats entered in the Plumas County fair parade: Organizational division- Rainbow Girls and Mt. Jura Gem & Mineral Society, Taylorsville. Commercial division–Marguerite Foley’s Dance Studio, Quincy and Great Western Bank, Greenville.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

Some 850 historical maps have been discovered by Plumas County Museum workers. Many of the old maps were drawn by Plumas County Surveyor Arthur Keddie, who died in 1924. The maps have been rolled up and stored for many years at the museum.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

Plumas County Fair 4-H Auction results: The Grand Champion sheep raised by Angelina Folchi was purchased for $10.00 per pound. Thomas Porter’s 1,234 pound Grand Champion steer brought $3.59 per pound.

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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