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History/Events wodnesa~, April 4, 20~! 9B ~eccrd,!n, Progressive, Record, Reporter J )tos by G~ Photo cour[es7 PDmas Count,/Museum hin~l ~ C~llmd~ Museum Dh"~-'t~r Scott Lawson said he il particularly interested in old ~t. tographs of the equipment that was used at the old Spanish Peak Lumber Company Valley. Here, an early model truck brings in logs from the Snake Lake area to mill. I I Photo courtesy Plumas County ' This is the way the Meadow Valley mill, or the Spanish Peak Lumber Company, as it was also known, looked in about 1949. At that time, it was steam operated. Many of the mill workers lived in small cabins around the area, many of which still remain. Plumas County Museum for anyone who might have old If you worked at the Spanish"If you're part of the your taxes could double or interest and it will take more Plumas National Forest photos or stories or items on Ranch mill or know someone Division are prepar- the Spanish Peak Lumber who did, museum personnel one-third of Americans who triple your tax bill," adds Kid- than 30 years to pay off." That annual presentation Company, or the Meadow Val- would also like to hear itemowe taxes it may be temptingwelt. "People should do the calculation uses an interest to pull out the plastic, charge math before charging their rate of 17 percent and a begin- ,rchaeology and History ley Lumber Company at Span- you. In the effort to provide an what you owe and forget about taxes." ning monthly payment of $62. for May 16. ish Ranch, to please contactaccurate and entertaining pro. ~e two-hour slide show the museum immediately, gram, the museum would like it until next year'. But, wateh Kidwell goes on to provide The official IRS processing will be held from 7-9 Although anything connect- to include as much anecdotalout, it could cost more thanan example: "The average bal- centers charge a 2.5 percem fee at the Plumas County Mu- ed to the lumber companies is material as possible, you think," says Mike t;i(h~el], ance due to the Internal Rev- for credit card payments ($75 Ice cream and home- welcomed, Lawson said they Please call the museum at vice president and co-f'oundr~r enue Service (IRS) is about in this example). cobbler willbe served, are particularly interested in 283-6320, 8 a.m.-5 p m of, a nonproMt fi- $3,000. If you charge that If you can't affbrd to pay all part of the Preparation photos of the logging railroad, nancial crisis center, amount and pay the monthly See Taxes, page 15B this program, Museum Di- aerial tramway, early trucks "Using a credit card to pay minimum, you'll pay $6,629 in Scott Lawson is asking and log chutes. Photos courtesy Plumas County Museum tramway was a central part of moving lumber at the Peak Lumber Company once located in Meadow The tram carded lumber from the mill to Grays Flat Twain in the Feather River Canyon. River Rail Society Editor wanting to be n engineer, but never got there, or ff you were have retired, the Per- Museum is look- Peather River Rail Soci- which operates the Railroad Museum, is membership drive to attract new vol- to help run various of those is the Rent-A- program, which to operate a re- coraotive. museum will be offering classes in May; who would like to operate that program as brakeman or con- and local residents are .'ed. b= m Murphy, FRRS board ber, said it's a chance to Your childhood dream, a lot of interesting people have by to rent the locomo- the engineers say it's great meeting them and the chance to see them said Mur- program is run by ap- se you are not sit- all day waiting for up. tllterested in applying n may contact at 832-4131. said there are plen. Other jobs which need as Well those is the restora- old Western Pacific the FRRS re- a letter the Plumas Com- pes of receiving funding for the project. The goal of the FRRS is to re- turn the exterior of the hospi- tal to a historically accurate appearance and create land- scaped grounds. Inside, the facility would provide several functions to the FRRS and the community. Several rooms are envi- sioned as restored to historic accuracy to tell the story of the role the hospital played in the railroad company and commu- nity. One wing is designated to house the archives of the FRRS and allow the creation of a research library for access- ing and analyzing these archives. Several large rooms in the opposite wing would function as meeting rooms, where the society and local community groups could hold meetings and gatherings. Inspections have been com- pleted and the results show the facility is restorable, but in need of care, attention and sta- bilization as soon as possible. The FRRS has a long-term plan for the restoration and fund-raising is beginning. However, the need to stabi- lize is urgent and the FRRS has submitted its proposal to the Plumas County Trans- portation Commission for $150,000 from the Transporta- tion Enhancement Act fund. The FRRS proposal will be one of many projects through- out the county, which will be reviewed by the transporta- tion commission. Those which the commis- sion believes have merit will be forwarded to the California Transportation Commission which will make the ultimate decision as to which projects receive funding, which could be a year or more away. Ad date 3/28/01 AJI Sales Final. "Sale J excludes Lease Depts., Catalog and Salon. No checks ace-enid. NO Adjustments Merchandise available until stock Is depletecL on prior purchases. Sale ends 4/21/01 I ~ JCPim~ey Cor~Y. I.c :)0~7~