100 YEARS AGO … 1918
Last night the old Lawrence grist mill in Greenville was destroyed by fire and burned to the ground. The three story building was erected over 50 years ago and for many years the mill helped feed the population of the northern past of the population of Plumas. The upper floor of the mill was fitted out for a dance hall and reception room and had been the scene for many jolly gatherings. The barn adjacent to the mill also burned.
50 YEARS AGO … 1968
At a public meeting addressing how the increased traffic problems in Quincy can be solved, several solutions were presented and discussed: 1. create a one-way couplet eastbound on Main Street and westbound on Lawrence Street. 2. continued use of Main Street with parking eliminated. 3. continued use of Main Street, including parking but remove buildings on one side of the street. 4. relocation of State Highway 70 to Lawrence Street, widening it by eliminating some buildings and eliminating parking. 5. no action at all.
25 YEARS AGO … 1993
Quincy native and former Plumas County Recorder Billie Hogan Gronvold died last week. She ran for that county office in 1942, winning by a landslide, and was elected six subsequent times, serving for 28 years until retiring in 1970. Her father, Ferdinand Hogan served at various times as Plumas County coroner, public administrator and Justice of the Peace. Her grandfather was Judge Hogan, a county judge from 1857-1879
10 YEARS AGO … 2008
Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, accused of murdering Jenny Carrington and Steve Furtado in Chester on May 11, pled not guilty in Plumas County Superior Court this week.
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