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Remember When for the week of 11/28/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

Plumas County High School will reopen Monday after several weeks of enforced closing because of the Spanish flu epidemic that has gripped throughout Plumas communities.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

Jake’s Place, a popular stop in the Feather River Canyon near Virgilia has been sold by the Adair family to Richard Johnson of Monterey. The transaction includes the restaurant, bar, trailer court and several cabins. The selling price was not disclosed.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

Faye J. Bey, 68, co-owner of Feather Publishing Company, died November 24 while on a Mexican holiday cruise. Co-owner of the newspaper and printing company for the last 25 years, she is survived by her husband Everett E. Bey of Quincy and Sun City, Arizona and daughter and son in law Keri and Mike Taborski of Quincy, who continue to operate the company.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

Plumas County gas stations joined the trend of 36 other states around the nation as gas prices fell below $2.00 a gallon. By comparison, one year ago, the average price for unleaded gas was $3.08.

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors finalized its job description of the Plumas County Fair manager’s postition. Interim Fair Manager is Bill Powers of Portola who is also completing his last few weeks as a Plumas County supervisor.

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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