Remember When for the week of 2/20/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

A new building for Portola: A platform measuring 60 feet by 40 feet has been presented to the ladies of the town that are engaged in welfare and other humanitarian work and it has been erected on a plot located near the Western Pacific Railroad grounds. The walls and the roof will be erected shortly and the building will be turned over to the ladies for the carrying out of their various civic activities

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Morris Durant, Quincy attorney for the past 23 years and the Plumas County Deputy District Attorney, was appointed the Plumas Cointy District Attorney, succeeding Stanley C. Young, Jr. The $15,000 a year salary has been increased to $20,000 a year. Portola City Attorney Robert Roney was the only other consideration.


25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Elected Plumas County Assessor Ernie Eaton has announced his intention to run for a fourth term and is being challenged by a co-worker, Tony Oxsen, who is currently an appraiser in that office and who has announced his candidacy.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Two new Plumas-Sierra Fair directors have have been appointed to the board of directors: Kenny Chance of Quincy and Robert Abbott of Beckwourth. The theme for this year’s fair will be “Relive the Memories, Recapture the Fun” in honor of the fair’s 50th anniversary.

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.