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Remember When for the week of 6/13/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

Two Greenville miners found a chunk of gold and upon weighing it at the Miller-Wardlow Store, it was determined that it weighed 82 ounces and 13 pennyweight and was deemed to be worth $1,446.75. It is now in the Indian Valley Bank for safe keeping.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

The new Graeagle Meadows golf course will open for play on its first nine holes this weekend with golf pro Denver Elliott. The course, ten years in the making, will be expanded to 18 holes as soon as possible. It will be 3268 yards long with par 36.

The new $28,000 four wheel drive pumper truck of the Hamilton Branch Fire Department will be the largest piece of fire equipment in the area. The pumper can pump 750 gallon of water per minute.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

The 780 page 1993 Plumas County Fair Premium booklet was distributed in all county newspapers this wee

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

Lori Simpson emerged as the big winner in last weeks Plumas County District 1 Supervisors race, outpolling incumbent Rose Comstock with 60.43 percent of the vote to Comstock’s 39.21 percent. Supervisor Robert Meacher surpassed challenger Don Williamson to earn his fifth term in office, representing District 2. In the four man field in Eastern Plumas District, Terry Swofford pulled in the most votes over challengers B.J. Pearson. Bill Powers and Larry Douglas. He will be in a run-off race with B.J. Pearson.

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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