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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 19, 2010 15B in When the Kentucky Mine of the hour-plus tour that stamp mill was up and run- takes visitors through the in- ning at its maximum, you credible day-to-day experi- could hear the 10 1,000-pound ence of hard rock mining in stamps crushing gold-veined the Sierra City mining region quartz ore for miles around, during the later part of the In fact, the din of the several 19th century. stamp mills operating near A visit to the Kentucky Sierra City during the gold Mine and Museum.located on rush days of the 1800s was so Highway 49 near the town of uproarious that people had to Sierra City, is a unique oppor- get inside somewhere in order tunity to step into the world to carry on a conversation, of the gold-seeking miners Today, the stamp mills are who worked the mines and silent excepting two times built the towns that made Cal- each day when the Kentucky ifornia the golden state. Mine stamp mill is once again The Kentucky Mine and brought to life to give folks on Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 the twice-daily tours of the p.m., Wednesday - Sunday, mine and stamp mill a close- from Memorial Day weekend up encounter with an operat- to Labor Day weekend. ing stamp mill. Tour mem- Family-friendly pricing is bets are cautioned to cover in place with $1 per person their ears if sudden loud nois- museum admission. Guided es bother them because when gold mine and stamp mill the stamp drops, nearly tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 everyone jumps, p.m. daily with $7 admission This chance to see and hear for adults, $3.50 for children the sounds of a working gold ages 7-17, and free admission mine is the dramatic ending for children 6 and under. ii i ur rln air Look twice at Jennifer Guthrie's wool purses and you might recognize your grandfather's vintage suit coat. "Using suit coats is fun," said Guthrie. "They've already had a life as a coat; I'm squeezing a little more life out of them." Guthrie will be the featured artist at the Mohawk Valley Artists Guild's spring arts and crafts fair. One of the group's two annual fundrais- ers, the fair, called Bursting into Spring, is scheduled for Sunday, May 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Graeagle Fire Hall Each one-of-a-kind purse takes the cre- ative seamstress approximately six hours to design, cut and assemble. The unique purses bear vintage labels or slogans of the jacket's maker or wool manufacturer. Names such as "Rough Rider" or "Pendle- ton" hark back to another time and a differ- ent place. Each work is lined in colorful print, and multiple pockets decorate the bags inside Seamstress Jennifer Guthrie will bring her wool purses, checkbook covers, key holders and lapel pins, made from repurposed men's suits, to the Mohawk Valley Artists Guild's spring fair, Bursting into Spring, Sunday, May 30, in Graeagle. File photo and out, ending the annoying search for loose keys or lipstick. Stylish details of vin- tage buttons, appliqu6 and piping complete the pieces. It generally takes one suit to make two purses, said Guthrie, who makes the purses amid scraps and piles of wool in the fami- ly's TV room. She credits her husband with the patience of a saint for putting up with what she called a "perpetual sweatshop." Guthrie's bags evoke nostalgic notes and often sell for sentimental reasons. She once made a daughter a purse from her deceased father's jacket, and recently sold two bags to a woman in Scotland whose father used to work for the Harris Tweed label the purses were made from. Guthrie's designs are called Pineblos- soms and are sold all over the world on the web at Click on "sellers" and type in "pineblossoms., For more information about the art guild or the fair, contact Marion Haid at 836-1399. yso Polish your boots, dust off live auction at 4:30 p.m. your hat and get ready to wel- Tyson performs at 5 p.m. come the legendary Ian Tyson Rising country artists Clear in concert. Blue 22 will follow Tyson's The Feather River College set. rodeo team, in collaboration Tickets are $75 for both din- with Greenhorn Guest Ranch, ner and concert or $40 for the brings the iconic musician, concert only. internationally acclaimed Contact Jesse Segura at 283- singer-songwriter and multi- 0202, ext. 306, or jsegu- award winner to Plumas County. As a true musical historian Tyson will headline the of the old West and a sea- FRC rodeo banquet at the sorted horseman, Tyson treats ranch Saturday, May 22. The his fans to an intimate concert culminates an after- evening of musical and narra- noon of events, tive portraits that begin with Things get started with a wel- his story of the first horse to come reception at 1 p.m. A bar- land on American soil and becue dinner and silent auction culminate with 50 years of his begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by a own life experiences. THE GRILLE Re-opening for er Thursday, May 27 New Chef Mark Howell $10 special appetizer & glass of wine or beer before dinner Starbucks Fresh breads & rolls from Patio Seating -- Dining Room Full Bar 72056 Highway 70 between Graeagle & Por~ola 832-5528 Mining in Sierra County was a rugged, hazardous endeavor. Those who "struck it rich" were few in number, and often fortunes were made and spent many times over during a miner's lifetime. Once the ore was loaded into ore cars, known as hoppers, it was brought into the mill for processing. Rails leading out of the mine were slanted slightly downhill so the cars, loaded with approximately 1,000 pounds of ore, could be moved easily. Photos submitted ii!i{iii!i~i~i;i;i I starts May 24th 2pm "" $5/per entry fee Cash prize for best score .......... >i iiiN Feather River Grange 55 Main St. Quincy Almanor Saturday, May 29th , l Oam- pm gu,day, May Oth , l Om-4pm Food &wdry TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Thurs., May 20.& Fri., May 1 99 min. Rated R Science Fiction/Comedy Fueled by energy drinks, vodka and nostalgia for their younger, wilder days, a group of aging best fi'iends travel back m time to 1987, where they get the chance to relive the best year of their lives. And their time machine? Well, it's a hot tub. Johlt Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover and Sebastian Stan co- star in this out-of the-box comedy that takes timc travel to a whole new level. HOT TUB Sat., May 22 - Mon., May 24 84 min. Rated G * True Life Adventure Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking fihn Earth, brings Oceans to the big screen on Earth Day 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surthce is covered by 4 a water, and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques PmTin and Jacques Cluzard dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the lastest under- water technologies; Oceans offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful yet enchanting motion picture. III Shows 7pm nightly 4pm matinee on Sundays Tflllli4 ...... .00] /uuaH ]Students & [ H I]// I Sen ors ................. .00 I ,,~=,-L J Children ................ '5.00 I L_ __J Iii THEllTflE 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at 1