To My Remember When readers:
After compiling the Plumas County Remember When history column entries for so many years, I have made the decision to suspend the column for 2020 and perhaps indefinitely, as I attempt to cut back my hours at Feather Publishing.
In lieu of providing weekly historical notes, please note that I would be available and open to research any specific Plumas historical items/dates from our archived bound volumes that you may be interested in throughout the year, if such comes to mind. Call me at 283-0800, ext. 16 and I will do my best to assist you.—KBT
100 YEARS AGO … 1919
Plumas youngsters are commencing to feel discouraged because of the warmer temperatures and sudden warm weather that is rapidly melting the snow. They are wondering how Old Saint Nick is going to drive his reindeer with the attached sleigh full of toys from the North Pole through the streets of Plumas with slushy water.
50 YEARS AGO … 1969
Seasonal greetings from the 23 Feather Publishing Company employees and contributing columnists of the Feather River Bulletin, Indian Valley Record and Chester Progressive, who bring you your weekly newspaper each week. Note: Fifty years ago, Feather Publishing only published those three newspapers, adding and purchasing the Portola Reporter in 1978 and starting the Lassen County Times and Westwood Pine Press in 1980.
25 YEARS AGO … 1994
Plan your Happy New Year celebration and menu from local stores: Crab $2.99 per pound, butter 99 cents per pound, lemons six for a $1.00, sour dough bread 99 cents a loaf, Dom Perignon champagne $58.99, Cooks champagne $2.50, tylenol $2.99 and alka seltzer $2.99 OR Dine out and drive safe: Cottenwood Club in Greenville offers prime rib dinner $10.95, Log Cabin in Portola offers Veal Oscar $14.95 and Plumas Pines at Blairsden offers a six course dinner with party favors and champagne at midnight for $55.00 per person.
10 YEARS AGO … 2009
Home for the Holidays:- Menu planning at home: Ham 97 cents per pound, yams 40 cents per pound, prime rib roast $4.88 per pound, shrimp cocktail baby shrimp $3.99 per pound, pie crusts $2.69 each, poinsettia plant $8.99.
Feather Publishing Company (Feather River Bulletin) has collected over 200 pounds of food during the month of December for the local CAN Food Bank. They thank all generous customers who dropped by the office with their food donations.
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.