Remember When for the week of 8/28/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Plumas County Library news—During the past week book shipments have been made to Belden and La Porte library branches and the Lassen Butte School which serves the people of Chester. Beginning with August issues, copies of the periodicals Literary Digest, Saturday Evening Post and Woman’s Home Companion will be received regularly at those branches.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Feather River College’s temporary campus located at the Plumas County fairgrounds in Quincy will begin to take shape this week as the first temporary classroom trailers and modulars are being installed on the grounds behind the main exhibit building in time for Fall classes.


Greenville and Indian Valley may be getting its own county airport as both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the California Aviation Department have both approved a location near Crescent Mills on the 45 acres off of Stampfli Lane, a site owned by Gene Openshaw, a Taylorsville and Oroville rancher.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Citing both health and economic benefits of a smoke free working environment, California Governor Pete Wilson has signed state legislation that bans all smoking in all indoor workplaces, including those in Plumas County.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Two years after the Moonlight Fire, unspecified logging operations were cited as the cause of the fire as per an investigative report by the California Department of Justice.

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.