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Remember When for the week of 5/8/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Lumber is being hauled to Greenville to the site of the new county bridge to be constructed on the main road running along the north side of Indian Valley. The bridge will connect Greenville with Englemine, Taylorsville, Genesee Valley and the North Arm of Indian Valley.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Irwin Joy, Portola hardware merchant, was appointed to the Plumas Unified School District board, succeeding Barney Guzenske, who recently resigned after serving 15 years on the board and is moving to Elko, Nevada.

“The Wild West” has been chosen at the theme of this years Plumas County fair and parade in August.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Former Plumas and Portola resident, Lynn Welch, has published a book, an autobiography: “Scratching Life’s Itch”, chronicling his early days as a farm worker, rancher, barber and miner before relocating to Plumas County where he was a land developer and realtor in Portola. He is credited in developing many properties in and around Plumas County including Portola Heights and acreage in Delleker.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Union Pacific Railroad historic steam locomotive #844 will be coming to Portola via the Feather River Canyon. Starting in Oakland, the locomotive will arrive and be on display at the Portola Railroad Museum before traveling east through Nevada, Utah, Wyomng and points beyond. Portola was one of eight stops along the 32-day, four state Western Heritage Tour.

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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