Remember When for the week of 12/11/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Workers employed on the construction of the new Plumas County courthouse stopped work this week for the winter months and within a few days practically all activity will have come to a standstill until early spring 1920. Now men are busy putting the finishing touches on work already completed to date and making the site all tight and snug for the winter that is already done to date.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

The first major snowstorm of the season has tangled up traffic all over the county and the California Highway Patrol reported a total of 18 accidents.

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A holiday and pre- Christmas dance will be held at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy on Saturday night. Dance to the “Next Step” band. There will be a light show and prizes for the go-go dance contest.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Rumors of the Cromberg post office closure came as it was reported that the building housing the post office would be red tagged by Plumas County Building Department officials because of water, sewer and electrical problems and infractions The building’s owner indicates that the repairs would be made and that the postal service will continue.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Judi Madden of Madden Plumbing of Quincy was recognized as Citizen of the Year at the 45th annual Wassail Bowl held at the Courthouse Friday evening sponsored by the chamber of commerce. Keri Taborski of Quincy won the first place prize in the first- ever cookie contest for her “pink cherry jubilee cookies”, winning a ceramic cookie jar.

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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.