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Remember When for the week of 9/20/17

100 YEARS AGO … 1917

The new minimum wage law for women became effective throughout the state this week. Approximately 25,000 women and girls working in retail and wholesale establishments throughout the state of California were affected. New wage rates: a minimum of $10.00 per week or $43.33 per month for experienced workers. Those under 16 of age are to be paid a minimum of $6.00 per week or $25.00 per month.

50 YEARS AGO … 1967

Feather River Lumber Company, which operates three sawmills in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties, have been sold to DiGiorgio Corporation of San Francisco, effective October 1.

25 YEARS AGO … 1992

Bob Marshall of Cromberg has been appointed the new general manager of Plumas- Sierra Rural Electric Corporation in Delleker.

The $600 million Grizzly Forebay project at Lower Bucks Lake has moved ahead as a 12,000 plus foot tunnel linking the lake to the planned powerhouse began this week. The boring tool averages 125 feet per day, using three full manpower shifts.

10 YEARS AGO … 2007

The California Fish & Game Commission set plans in motion last week for the large Pike eradication project at Lake Davis. The spraying of tributaries and the establishment of drip stations using the eradication chemical Retenone began last week.

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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