100 YEARS AGO … 2018
Forty pack mules which have been corralled at Schneider’s barn will soon be carrying chrome from chrome mines on the Middle Fork of the Feather River to Quincy where it will be shipped to Ohio via Western Pacific Railroad.
50 YEARS AGO … 1968
Advertisement: Announcing Lee Howell, formerly of the Almanor Inn, will be playing nightly at the Maple Leaf piano bar, located one mile below Belden. And for your relaxed enjoyment and good food try Marge Thompson’s $1.50 specials or if it is a steak that you would like there is none better to be found for miles around at $2.25-$3.95 depending on cut.
High Sierra Pine Mills of Twain will cease milling operations, according to James Bloom, general manager, and he cites the closure due to the lack of logs. Formerly known as Twain Lumber Company, it has been in operation since 1957.
25 YEARS AGO … 1993
Portola and Chester area schools have seen an increase in student enrollments while Quincy and Greenville classrooms have seen declining enrollments for this fall season. The Plumas Unified School District cites the reason for the decline to the poor economy and lack of available jobs in those areas. Quincy area public schools saw a decrease of 50 per cent while Greenville public schools have seen a 57 per cent decline.
10 YEARS AGO … 2008
Citing a dramatic downturn in market conditions driven by a weak housing market, Sierra Pacific Industries in Quincy is shutting down its small and large log milling operations for two weeks. The cogeneration power plant, planer and maintenance crews will continue operations as usual. The downtime will affect less than half of the 280 employees.
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