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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7B Plumas County Living His- tory Days, sponsored by Plumas County Museum, was the featured activity at the county museum grounds and county fairgrounds Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1. Fourth-grade students from county schools pa icipated in learning about how things were done in the pioneer days. The members of Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen were asked to participate by giving a hands-on presenta- tion about the history and making of jerky. Dehydrating or drawing the moisture out of fresh foods such as meat, vegetables or fruits to prevent spoiling for later use has been around for many, many years. Jerky and dehydrated foods were a sta: ple for travelers as they were not bulky or heavy and pro- vided easy access to help sat- isfy hunger until something edible could be found along the trail. They were also a necessity for home use as refrigeration and cool boxes were many years away from being avail- able, Thus, dehydration was a means of preserving foods for later use when they were no longer in season. The Native Americans had killing trips when hundreds of bison were harvested near a river. The hunters needed a means of preserving the food for winter and they pre- pared the meat at that site. Chunks of meat were salted and hung to preserve for lat- er eating. Their camps re- mained for months to prop- erly prepare food for the winter. Pioneers traveling in wag- ons would trade things with the natives for food and would hang their food to preserve along the side of the wagons for later use or until they reached their destination. The name jerky comes from CattleWomen members Louise Ahart, Christine Lindberg, Claudia Barnes and Pat Ramelli prepare for a presentation on jerky for fourth-graders during Living History Days. Additional volunteers not pictured: Lynn Stewart and Joleen Torri. Photo courtesy Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen a Spanish word called char- the strips with drapery hooks may not realize how much qui (pronounced sharkey), on a rack to dry. moisture is 10st in dehydrat- As the white communities All students, teachers and ing. Typically, 3 pounds of moved westward with differ- chaperones were given a sam- fresh meat yields about 1 ent language barriers the pie of jerky and a copy of the pound of jerky. It can be made name later became jerky, recipe used. One hundred from many different types of Jerky is meat cut into thin fifty students, plus teachers meat. Many hunters have strips, then seasoned with and chaperones, participated made jerky from their harvest salt and pepper to pull the in the educationalevent, of different animals. moisture out for preserva- Jerky has many recipes. Interest in the presentation tion. As dried jerky is But the main ingredients are was so great that the Cattle- chewed while eating, saliva salt and pepper to draw the Women group has been asked puts some of the moisture moisture out before hanging to participate again in the ft,- back into the meat, thus sat- until dry. Jerky can be dried ture. But this can only be done isfying hunger, in other ways today: in a 170- through the volunteer efforts There were four students in degree oven for four to six of CattleWomen as the project each living history group so hours, in a dehydrator at 145 was quite an undertaking for each was able to measure and degrees until ready or, as one four days. The group thanked place ingredients of the mari- CattleWomen member did the six ladies that took the nating sauce as each step was with great success, on a cook- time, effort and expense to explained. All wore gloves for ie sheet on the dashboard of a promote beef in this way. sanitation purposes. Then the pickup truck with the win- The group also thanked the students placed the strips of dows rolled up. Plumas Historical Society for beef into the marinade solu- Jerky seems very expensive inviting the CattleWomen to tion they had mixed and hung in marketplaces but buyers participate. Saturday, July 21, and Sun- The park museum will be day, July 22, mark the revival open both days, displaying of Gold Discovery Days at unique exhibits of local histo- Plumas-Eureka State Park in ry and indigenous flora and Johnsville. fauna and minerals. Also fea- The free fun starts at 10 a.m. tured are special pamphlets, each day. There will be many booklets, knick-knacks and activities, especially for chil- mementos, all for sale. dren, including candle mak- Food will be available outside ing, ice cream making, clothes the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 washing and gold panning, p.m. each day, and the Demonstrations of black- renowned Portola Rotary Pan- smithing, gold assaying and cake Breakfast will be heldfrom spinning win be displayed all 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 22. day, and there will be tours of Plumas-Eureka State Park is the Moriarity family's quaint, again open and thriving, con- Gold Rush-era home. tinuing to host campers at its Wagon rides will carry pas- popular 68 campsites, and visi- sengers from the park museum tors who desire to experience through the old town of the historic and natural beauty Johnsville to the Johnsville of this special part of the mag- Historical Society's museum at nificent Sierra Nevada. For the former St. John's Church further information, call Jay where the society will have Skutt at 836-4135, or Larry Fites special exhibits and attractions at 836-0379, or visit the park that have become a tradition, website at Gallery opens in Sierra City Newly opened, The Gallery Edward is known for her in Sierra City held its first imaginative use of luscious fourth Saturday artists' re- materials. Watercolor artist ception June 23 with an ex- B.J. Jordan is renowned for hibit showcasing the work of her stunning, unique style. some ofSierraCounty'sfinest Jeweler Ken McMaster's artists and craftspeople, process can start with mining The work of photographers the gold that is used in his Darby Hayes, Mark Steven- lovelylost-wax creations. son, Dee Wallace and Kathy The public is invited to ad- Chow depicts the splendor of ditional receptions, which the natural world. Creativity,' will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. imagination and dedication to July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and craftsmanship define the Oct. 13. Many of the artists work of prize-winning quil- will be present to discuss ters and fabric artists Lynn their work and answer ques- Fillo and Peggy Daigle. tions, and refreshments will Woodworker Steve Fillo's be served. The October event relationship with and feel for also coincides with Sierra his material results in unique City's Oktoberfest. and beautiful organic-feeling Sierra City Fine Arts creations. The beautifully Gallery is located in the his- crafted ceramic pieces of pot- toric red brick Wells Fargo ters Marty Flora and Peggy Building, 231 Main St Sierra McDermott utilize raku and City. 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