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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter White Sulphur Springs h as sluccessful fur00 raise r A double bass, a stand-up member of the BLTs, played at the White Sulphur Springs fundraiser. Here, she rests on the lawn at the Tantau Ranch between sets. The Tantaus generously provided a place for the fundraiser for a second year. In the background, from left: Derry Hildebrand, Sally and Bill Tantau and an uniden- tified man catch some shade time on one of the first hot days of summer. Norwegian cowboy Mogne Melkeivck dresses in style for the White Sulphur Springs fundraiser July 28. On a gorgeous day, live music and humor, great food, -nd live -nd silent auctions made for a great time for everyone. Mohawk Valley Steward- ship Council, the nonprofit group behind the effort to save White Sulphur Springs, sold nearly 300 tickets to the event at $40 apiece. Photos by Linda Satchwell These swimming costumes were displayed at the recent White Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Gold Discovery Days July 17-18 Adventure seekers will converge on Plumas Eure- ka State Park in Johnsville Saturday and Sunday, July 17 - 18. The annual Gold Discovery Days celebration will be in full swing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sunday will kick off at 8 a.m. with the acclaimed pancake breakfast hosted by Portola Rotary Club, with musical accompani- ment provided by Code Blue Grass. An added feature of the breakfast is the Sunday morning drawing, with many valuable prizes from the park's gift shop. All venues for the cele- bration are free, including the many examples of the gold miner's lifestyle -- the Moriarty family's five- room house for their eight members; the blacksmith shop where all the tools for the miners were manu- factured (their products are available for sale in the museum); the full-size Bushman gold stamp mill; the assay office where the value of the gold ore was determined; and the park museum with exhibits fea- turing the historic and natural environment of the area, including an op- erating scale model of the 9B famous, nearby 60 stamp Mohawk Mill. Throughout both days there will be demonstra- tions of candle making, spinning and weaving, and gold panning. Special ac- tivities for children will include ice cream making, clothes washing the 19th century way, butter churning, and homemade bread and jam. The Plumas Ski Club will sho a video and ex- hibit of the famous long- boards -- 12 foot long, carefully-honed and waxed snow skis. In conjunction with the state park's festivities, the Johnsville Historical Soci- ety's St. Johns Church Mu- seum will be open, por- traying the lives of Johnsville's historic fami- lies, as well as old maps and photographs of the area in its heyday. The museum also has historic pamphlets and gold era trinkets for sale -- all led off with the old-fashioned bake sale Saturday morn- ing. Special attractions this year include wagon rides, which will carry passen- gers throughout the day from the park museum through the old town of Johnsville to the historical society's museum and re- turm l : There Will be an archi- tectural walking tour of the town of Johnsville, de- parting from the park mu- seum at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday. Wandering musicians will be entertaining listen- ers as they view the many exhibits on the state park grounds. A musical recital will take place at St. John's Church Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the limited seating for this recital can be purchased at either museum, or by call- ing 836-0102. Tasty food to whet visi- tors' appetites will be available for a modest charge. The park associa- tion will host a barbecue outside the park museum on both days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured foods include hamburgers, hot dogs and authentic Cor- nish pasties, together with beverages and all the trim- mings. The Historical So- ciety will sell homemade ice cream at St. John's Church. For more information call Lyn Nafzgar at 836- 1182, or Larry Fites at 836- 0379; or visit the park web- site at plumas-eureka.org. Destinations in and; otufl Plums County 119 Main Street Hottrs: Chester, CA 96020 Tues-Sat -- Phone: 10am-4pm ' D( h. cottage Antiques & Collectibles GayJacobs www.indianvalley, net/greenville.cottage v 147 Crescent Street (Hwy. 89) Greenville, California 95947 the ranch's contents were auctioned off in 2003. 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