Remember When for the week of 7/17/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

In Sloat on Saturday night a near riot was started in the woods camp of the Murphy Lumber Company when a troublemaker was discharged by manager Stoddard. Trouble had been brewing for several days, the claim being made that the food served the camp was not good. Investigations showed the claims to be false.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Seymour Smith, born on Deadfall Lane in Indian Valley and Tom Epperson, born in Crescent Mills, both Maidu Indians, will be honored as the Plumas County Fair parade grand marshalls. This year the fair and fair parade has adopted the theme: “The Old West”.


25 YEARS AGO … 1994

The new 6000 gallon tank delivered to the Plumas County courthouse was little larger than anticipated. Ordered to replace the 10,000 gallon underground model, the tank will hold heating diesel fuel. To be hidden behind an enclosure, it may simply be moved and used at the county annex and a smaller one for the courthouse will be re-ordered.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

John Hunter will be the grand marshall of the Gold Diggers parade Saturday. Owner of Ace hardware in Greenville, he is a volunteer with the Greenville Fire Department and it was his late father, Bob Hunter and other Greenville businessmen, who started Gold Diggers Day some 50 years ago.

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.