100 YEARS AGO … 1918
Among some of the remarkable items presented to the Memorial Museum at San Francisco Golden Gate Park is a portrait of Peter Lassen, the pioneer after whom which Lassen County’s Lassen Volcanic Park and Lassen Peak is named. Lassen was born in Denmark in 1800, coming to California in 1840. He participated in the Mexican War and was the man who brought the first Masonic Lodge to California. He was killed in Nevada by a Paiute Indian in 1859. His grave is in Susanville.
50 YEARS AGO … 1968
Six courses will be offered by the newly established Feather River College to be held at the four Plumas County High School facilties next week. The curriculum will include forestry, biology, agriculture, business, accounting, French and health.
25 YEARS AGO … 1993
Former Plumas County Fair Sweetheart of the Mountains and Miss Nevada Mitzi Cox is this week off to compete in the Miss America pageant at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
10 YEARS AGO … 2008
A group of 126 people attended a meeting at the Beckwourth Tavern in Beckwourth to meet with California Victim’s Compensation Board representatives and filed 164 separate claims worth $52.5 in damages that they say resulted from the 1997 Department of Fish and Game pike eradication project at Lake Davis.
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.