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Remember When for the week of 9/25/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Many from Plumas County journeyed to Reno Monday to see and hear United States President Woodrow Wilson who spoke at the Rialto Theater where he stood before a great megaphone that was connected by telephone circuits with all other theaters in the city. Prior to his oration, in company with Mrs Wilson and Nevada Governor Boyle, a parade was held through the streets of Reno, preceded by a band and an escort of soldiers.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

Meet Feather River College’s “pioneer” staff: Librarian Peggy Carr, Silas Carr, forestry; Ray Evans, biology; Luis Guiterrez, English; Betty Marshall, business; Martin Popish, math; Richard Rutherford, business; Marvin Schmidt, art; Ken White, history-political science and Frank Kilzer, science.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

The Feather Publishing newspaper survey polling citizens whether the Plumas County fair should be moved from August to July garnered a resounding opposition to change and that information has been forwarded to the Plumas County Fair Board. Most cited conflicts, including Gold Diggers Day and the burden to get 4-H animals and agricultural entries ready to show during the fair.

10 YEARS AGO… 2009

Feather River College celebrates 40 years: The first day of classes were offered in September 1969 at the Plumas County fairgrounds with classes housed in temporary portable buildings. A total of 21 courses were offered with a student body of 254. The Feather River College Advisory Board and the college president Dr. Dale Wren took on the task of selecting a permanent site from the 25 proposed sites that were originally considered. The first graduating students, nine total, were graduated in the spring of 1970.

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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