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13ulletin, Record, Progresswe0 Reporter Wednesday, June 4, 2014 15B Johnsville Cemetery comes alive for June 28 tour All are welcome to come join the ghosts of Johnsville for a Plumas County Museum Association-sponsored tour of the Johnsville Cemetery, restored Catholic church and historical buildings of the town, including refreshments at the Iron Door Restaurant. The fun begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Johnsville Cemetery. Plumas County Museum director Scott Lawson will give a brief overview of the history of Johnsville, nearby Jamison City and a few of the folks and families interred in the cemetery. A special treat will be several performances by local actors Tina Terrazas and Bob Shipp, who will impersonate various denizens of the graveyard. Following these performances, David Daun, of the Johnsville Historical Society, will give a special guided tour of the restored Catholic church, inside and out, and describe the society's efforts in restoring the building. From the church he w.ill conduct a walking tour of some of the historical homes still left in the town. The tour will wind up at 4:30 p.m. at the Iron Door This structure, built about 1908, is now the home of the Iron Door Restaurant. Here it is the Johnsville General Store as it appeared in the early 1950s. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum Restaurant, where owner Chris David and his culinary crew will present a selection of their renowned appetizers and libations as a fitting close to the event. Johnsville is not one of the oldest towns in Plumas County, having been established around 1878, but it is one of the more colorful ones, along with its earlier neighbor, Jamison City. According to the Plumas National of May 19, 1877, "Johnsonville (sic) is the name of a new town near Jamison. It is said to show every indication of soon becoming a red-hot place." After the British-based Sierra Buttes Mining Co. purchased a number of early-day mining claims consolidated by John Parrott in the early 1870s, owners decided to construct the still-existing Mohawk stamp mill lower on the mountain from the earlier workings to facilitate mining efforts in Eureka Peak. A man named John Banks built the first structure, a hotel, on the flat where Johnsville now stands, but the town was named for William Ford Johns, the hard-working longtime manager of the mine. Many buildings from nearby Jamison City on Jamison Creek were dismantled and moved to the new town of Johnsville where they were reconstructed. Several fires, some caused by arson, have affected the town over its lifetime. Many of the structures on Main Street were built in 1908, after the disastrous life-claiming fire of August 1906. In 1960, a large area surrounding the town of Johnsville, ingluding Eureka Peak and part of Jamison Creek, was inducted into Plumas-Eureka State Park, leaving the town proper in private hands. Most of the early-day families have moved on, with many of the homes now owned by seasonal residents. The Plumas County Museum Association is a Families needed for exchange students ASSE International family. The exchange Anyone interested in Student Exchange Programs students arrive from their obtaining more information is seeking local host families home country shortly before about becoming a host family for international high school school begins and return at may call toll free: 800-733-2773 boys and girls. These the end of the school year or or go to students are 15 to 18 years semester. ASSE International of age, and are coming to Each ASSE student is fully (formerly ericn the area for the upcoming insured, brings his or her Scandinavian Student high school year or own personal spending Exchange) is a nonprofit semester. These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high, school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host money and expects to contribute to his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families can choose their students from wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests. public-benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the U.S. Department of State. It was founded by the Swedish Ministry of Education, and cooperates with the Canadian Proyincial Ministries of Education and the New Zealand Department of Education. nonprofit membership organization dedicated to operating and maintaining the Plumas County Museum. The museum collects, preserves and presents the history and culture of all of Plumas County for residents and visitors alike, as well as acting as a visitor information center for the county. This event is one of a number of fundraisers hosted by the Museum Association to help keep the museum's doors open since it lost county funding. Participants do not need to be members of the Museum Association to join the cemetery tour, but being a member will give them significant discounts on their tickets. Tickets are available at the Quincy museum, 283-6320, Carey Candy Co. in Quincy or from any of the museum's trustees (call for contact information). In Graeagle contact Don Clark at 836-2586 for tickets and information. Hank Downtown 1 year old neutered male blueAhite pit bull. He is one of the sweetest dogs we have had at the shelter in a long time! He is housbroken and loves everything. Adopt ! cat and we will wave the adoption fcc oq Ihc 2rid cat! Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 f Adult spayed female DSH Tortishell. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing, calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs are $15.00 per year. Sponsored by: b'LI IN C'Y" 283-0480 Your local downtown full service pharmacy including veterinary compounding For More Information or to View More Pets, Visit Us at J Support the local econofny and. . Invest in Plumas County! Youth will engage in drama and performance through games, music, dance, improv, mime, crafts, puppetry, costuming & other creative talents! Students going into lst-3rd grade meet 10am-noon Students going into 4th-8th grade meet 1-4pm A healthy snack will be provided Cost is $60 for lst-3rd graders, $90 for 4th-8th graders. Scholarships available t Applications available at Email Danielle at or call 530-283-1956 for more information. dramaworks i