Remember When for the week of 10/16/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Because of the frost that impregnates the cement used in the Plumas County courthouse construction, daily work does not start until 8 o’clock a.m. This gives the frost an opportunity to leave the concrete and this facilitates handling.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

By unanimous vote, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors has adopted the California State Division of Highway’s couplet plan for Quincy. The couplet will create a one-way street system–east on Main Street—west on Lawrence Street.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Jo Ann Prince of Great Northern Hair Company of Quincy was named Feather Merchant of the Year at the 11th annual Plumas Corporation dinner.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Bucks Lake Wilderness on the Plumas National Forest was denoted and established 25 years ago on October 17. Endorsed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the Plumas County Wilderness, the area consists of 28,000 acres north of Bucks Lake and extends across the Feather River Canyon into a 47,500 acre area. Wilbur Vaughn was honored as the patriarch of the Bucks Lake Wilderness at a celebration of the 25th anniversary celebration. He wrote hundreds of letters in support of the multi-acreage wilderness.

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.