Remember When for the week of 9/11/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Quincy property for sale: Large house on a good sized lot. All conveniences offered. A bargain at $2,400—half cash and balance in three years are acceptable terms. Contact H.H. Waterhouse at P.O. Box 2, Quincy.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

By the end of the day some 128 full time students had registered for classes for the first ever opening term of classes of Feather River College. In addition to temporary trailer and modular complexes at the Plumas County fairgrounds in Quincy, a temporary bookstore has been set up in the “Old Town” area of the fairgrounds. These “instant campus” arrangements will serve as the venue of the new college until the permanent college buildings are constructed and ready for next fall semester on the 160 acres site located near the old Plumas County Hospital.


25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Judy Chapelle, 46, a resident of Blairsden, was found murdered from a gunshot wound near the Highway 80 off-ramp in Sparks, Nevada. Her automobile was found abandoned in Sacramento a day later. The family reported her disappearance after she failed to show up for a dinner date with her husband at a Portola restaurant. A hitchhiker from Cromberg is being sought. Murder suspect Ron Santos, 38, was arrested in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Plumas Bank will close the Westwood branch. There was at one time potential for growth there when developers were actively planning to build the Dyer Mountain Resort but the project failed and that was cited as one of the reasons for the bank branch closure.

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.