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Remember When for the week of 9/12/18

100 YEARS AGO … 2018

A structural cave in at the west end of the Spring Garden tunnel earlier this week was the cause of trains being five hours late. Three railroad men were injured and were transferred to Portola Hospital. It took 150 men five hours to open the tunnel suitable for for travel. The cause of the cave in was the shifting nature of the ground.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

The Plumas County Chamber of Commerce booth at Cal Expo in Sacramento scored third place in the recreation division last week, earning a $1,600 award presented to Plumas County Chamber of Commerce manager Bob Moon. Returning to Quincy from Cal Expo, he returned to the new chamber headquarters located at the new ultra-modern Plumas County Historical Museum building at 500 Jackson Street in Quincy.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

Quincy residents and newlyweds Jamie and Todd Alyward were the $10,000 grand prize winners at the Feather River Foundation raffle at a gala party fundraiser held at the Feather River Inn in Blairsden Saturday night.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

The Plumas County HAZMAT Team responded to a report of a suspicious green substance reported under the Rock Creek railroad trestle at the confluence of the Feather River and Rock Creek that was reported by two hikers in the area. The team found two bags of unknown substance . The chemical analysis determined the material to be uranine, a chemical used in antifreeze.

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.

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