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6A Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Feather River Bulletin li Code Bluegrass serenaded the breakfast crowd during Gold Discovery Days at Plumas-Eureka State Park. The local band performs every year to support Plumas County's only state park. From left: Dr. John Raeder, now of Reno, Nev., and Portola residents Dr. Chris Stanton and his wife, Laura Ashkin. Behind them, Carol Canby, also of Portola, is barely visible. Also in the group, but not shown: Carol's husband, Bob Canby, and Michael Franz, with former band member Cindy Gray on the soundboard. The Mohawk stamp mill is the hallmark of Plumas Eureka State Park. It was constructed in 1878, as a 40-stamp mill, but another 20-stamps were added in 1880, bringing the total to 60. The mill crushed the ore to release the gold. At full output it processed 150 tons of ore per day. ~i=~~ ! ~ ~ Alejandro Juarez has his hands full with Belgians, Rooster and Rockie, who seemed to delight in nudging him. The Belgians pulled a covered wagon full of ever-changing Gold Discovery visitors between the museum and Johnsville on the weekend of July 17-18. Rick Joy provided the singular experience. Driveway Slurry Sealing Hot Melted Crack Filling LEWIS P. BECK JR. Serving Plumas County since 1993 3454 Hwy 70 Oroville, CA 95965 Lic. #669409 '! ii != Dr. Grosse gave me back the life I love. Our goal is to reduce pain, increase flexibility and improve your health. Love life again! QUINCY CHIROPRACTIC Stephen P. Grosse, D.C. 2254 E. Main St.,--Quincy 283-5666 I consultation, wall art; thatwhen combined;will reflect your lifestyh. HANDiCRA ED FURNffURE by J acob Mo rison of Rustii Tree ireations, INiHOUSE SERVICES AVAILABLE BY MADE IN THE SHADI Diana Jorgenson have frequently been on the Portola Editor chopping block during efforts djorgenson@plumasnews.com to manage the state budget crisis, no one should take Gold Discovery Days Julythese opportunfties lightly. 17 - 18 at Plumas-EurekaHowever, just because the State Park were a celebration docents have returned to of local history for residents wearing normal clothing does and ;isitors to the county not mean Plumas-Eureka's alike. During those two days, history is not available. It's park docents became the voic- there and it's available. es of days gone by. Plumas Eureka State Park Not only did they tell you will remain open for the rest their stories of life and work of the summer season, until during Gold Rush years, they Sept. 26. Due to manpower wore period clothing. They shortages, the museum is only sang the songs, made butter scheduled to be open week- and ice cream the old-fash- ends. Volunteers from ioned way. You could taste the Plumas-Eureka State Park As- butter and then have yourself sociation may open the muse- a Cornish pasty at midday and um at other times, if they can. watch wool spun into yarn. But the information, the There's nowhere better to history and the stories behind breakfast: Portola's Rotary all the various buildings and Club is a well-oiled machine parts of Plumas Eureka State when it comes to producing a Park are available in a won- tasty pancake breakfast,derful little book called "Call- Code Bluegrass sang songs fornia's Plumas Eureka State of the period, as well as more Park: Gold," published by current selections. And, the PESPA and available for sale sun shined, while trees shad- in the museum. ed. There was even a breeze. Everything you ever want- The Johnsville Historical ed to know about this area, Society provided equally en- from the geology of Eureka gaging events, such as a con- Peak to the ghost towns that cert in the restored church preceded Johnsville are in the and historical walking tours, book. Meet Jesephus Flavius Most visitors partook of the Daniels, and the Moriaritys. rare opportunity to ride in a Find out how much gold was covered wagon, extracted. It's all there. For those of yau who Treat yourseffto a walking missed it, hopefully you will tour, book in hand. Plumas have an opportunity again Eureka is a great place to next year. Since state parks hike. Longboards, as these skis are known, are very, very long. Ron Logan and Doug Hart of the Plumas Ski Club were at Gold Discovery Days to talk about the first ski races held in America -- right here, Photo by Diana JorgensonAlejandro Juarez has his hands full with Belgians, Rooster and Rockie, who seemed to delight in nudging him. 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