Remember When for the week of 3/20/19

100 YEARS AGO… 1919

Chilcoot has received a noticeable increase in population due to the removal of practically every resident in the town of Vinton. The building there housing the post office and a number of dwelling buildings have been removed and relocated to Chilcoot. This transition is due to the termination of the California, Nevada and Oregon railroad. Chilcoot will expand into a prosperous and desirable village as a result.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Joseph W. Brennan, 40, has been appointed Dean of Students at Feather River College, announced by Dr. Dale Wren, Feather River president. He is presently employed at Palomar College in San Marcos where he served as an instructor, coach and supervisors since 1958.


25 YEARS AGO … 1994

The Plumas County Fair Board has selected Quincy Fire Department Chief Andy Anderson as the Grand Marshall of the Plumas County Fair in August. The theme of this years fair will be: “I Can’t “Bear” to Miss the Fair”, a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Smokey the Bear.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

The mortuary which has serviced Indian Valley for more than 50 years, now known as Fehrman’s Mortuary, was destroyed by fire. It was speculated that the fire began in a back office, perhaps by a lamp and draperies.

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.