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Remember When for the week of January 7, 2016

100 YEARS AGO … 1916

The Grand Ball given at Plumas House in Quincy on New Years Eve by Quincy parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West was pronounced a success from a social standpoint. While 57 tickets were sold, the dancers had a jolly time, good music and a fine supper with beautiful and festive decorations in the hall.

50 YEARS AGO … 1966

Plumas County listed five per cent more businesses last year in 1965 than ten years ago, in the year 1955. Chester realized a 10 per cent increase, Portola a 2.4 per cent increase, Greenville declined 11.1 per cent and Quincy showed a 7.5 percent drop in the number of businesses for this ten year period.

25 YEARS AGO … 1991

New Plumas County officials taking the oath of office in the Couthouse foyer this week: Michael Crane, District Attorney; Judy Wells, Clerk-Recorder; Don Stoy, Sheriff; Mary Mooney, Auditor; Ernie Eaton, Assessor; Barbara Coates, Tax Collector and Board of Supervisors: Don Woodhall and Bill Coates.

A five-day record breaking freeze hit Plumas County this past week. At one point temperatures were recorded: 18 degrees below in Meadow Valley, 26 below in Portola, 30 below in Westwood and 34 below in Chester.

10 YEARS AGO … 2006

New Years storm — Some five inches of rain fell throughout parts of Plumas County causing rock slides in the Feather River Canyon and flooding in Quincy, Sierra Valley and Indian Valley. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency and the Plumas County Department of Public Works estimated some $500,000 worth of damage to Plumas County roads. Portola residents must now temporarily boil their water when tests came back positive for bacteria in city water due to the storm.

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