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Remember When for the week of 11/13/19

100 YEARS AGO… 1919

The Davies Box and Lumber Company in Blairsden has been sold to interests identified with the Earl Fruit Company of California effective December 1. The sale includes all timber lands, box factory, lumber mill, railroad, rolling stock, buildings and equipment.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Years of history ends for Plumas pioneers/citizens: Stanley Colin Young, 81, a practicing attorney and for 55 years a District Attorney here in Plumas died Saturday. He was born in Taylorsville and attended Taylorsville schools. Birdie Swingle, 94, one of Plumas County’s oldest pioneers, died Friday. She was born on American Ranch in Quincy. Finally, George L. Curnow, 82, died Monday. Although born in Nevada, he came to Genesee Valley in 1916 and engaged in ranching there until 1946.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Although already marked by a United States Forest Service sign denoting Bucks Lake Wilderness, the opening and dedication of the new paved two lane road improvement of the Oroville-Quincy Highway was held this week.

Plumas County’s new traffic signal located at the intersection of Quincy Junction Road and Highway 70, in front of the Quincy High School, will be activated next week.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

A fenced in yard has been erected and added to the six year old Plumas County animal shelter through a $10,000 county-funded project and lots of volunteer labor. New shelter manager Melissa Bishop can literally “Let the Dogs Out!” in the shelter’s new yard.

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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