Remember When for the week of 12/4/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

A help wanted advertisement for the E.E. Thompson home located near the Plumas County Hospital seeks a caretaker during the winter months. Person will take care of two cows, chickens, one hog. Feed is in the barn. No rent, water or light bills to pay. Wood furnished.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Three Plumas County Christmas trees were mailed to Quincy, Illinois as a result of a recent newspaper column written by the managing editor of the Herald-Whip, the daily newspaper in Quincy, IL., where he mentioned that perhaps they could get a Christmas tree from their namesake, Quincy, CA. The three trees, courtesy of the Feather River Bulletin, have been sent out and are destined for the Quincy, IL. newspaper office, the Mayor’s office and the County Clerk’s office.

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25 YEARS AGO … 1994

The Santa Train, sponsored by the Portola Railroad Museum, now in its second year, will be offering rides the next two Saturday nights in December. The train, decorated outside with thousands of lights, will be powered by a 1953 vintage diesel locomotive pulling five heated passenger cabooses.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

The new Plumas-Sierra Courthouse in Portola has been completed and the move to occupy was made this week. The new building, located at the end of South Gulling Street is near the city park. The décor is wood and stone, red cedar and multicolored slate and was built at a cost $4 milllion.

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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