Remember When for the week of 8/29/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

The California State Fair at Sacramento August 31-September 8. The keynotes and theme of the Fair is patriotism, profit and pleasure.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

The daily rates at Seneca Hospital in Chester will increase an additional $3.00 to $33.00.


The United States Secret Service has been notified by the Plumas County Sheriffs office that counterfeit bills have been circulating in Plumas County. Five bogus $20 bills were discovered at the Quincy Bank of America in bundles received by deposit made by the Plumas County Fair office. A counterfeit ring has allegedly been working in the Lake Tahoe area.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

After only eight months of operation, Plumas Moulding Company in Crescent Mills has ceased operation, affecting 30-plus employees. The land and building became county property last December after Sacramento Valley Moulding owner Del Lehr filed bankruptcy when Plumas Moulding Company took over last year.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

A special surprise showed up at the Portola rail yard Sunday when three original California Zephyr railroad cars were detoured to Portola to pickup some 150 Trains Limited tourists visiting Railroad Days. The tour group has been routed through Reno and bused to Portola Saturday but the work on Donner Pass track detoured them on their return.


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