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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 5B Laura Beaton Staff Writer A hundred years ago a bar named Harvey's Place, in , honor of its owner Harvey Egbert, was built on Main i Street in downtown Quincy. During Prohibition, the i bar became a speakeasy, according to Clifford James :Walker's "One Eye Closed 'the Other Red; California's . Bootlegging Years." i Walker reports that i Quincy was the center of : moonshming and , bootlegging in the region. I According to John Orr, i special deputy for prohibition who became a i deputy sheriff in 1930, ' establishments in town were :i routinely raided by the sheriff as well as federal agents out of Reno, Nevada. ,, In 1930 the bar was run by : Ed Dory as the Quincy Dairy ! Store. In addition to sodas 'rand shakes, there were slot t machines and a restaurant. Orr said that there was a : trap door behind the bar that fled to a dirt cellar about 7 i feet by 10 feet and 6 feet deep, ' where the moonshine was stored. The building's 'beautiful tin ceiling remains in the establishment to this : day. In 1947, Plumas "Plumie" Stokes bought the saloon and the bar became known as the Plumas Club. The cellar remains, though it is not in use nowadays, employee i Cassie Beavers said. ! The property changed :hands when Melody and Bob i Zernich bought the Plumas Club in 1989 from Stokes. A centennial celebration :and street party hosted by i current Plumas Club owners ' Marjorie Canady and Vickie Koskinen, a mother/daughter duo, will take place at its historical location at 443 Main St. on Saturday, Sept. 6. The bar with a long and colorful past will celebrate both indoors and outdoors as it hosts its 100th anniversary as a landmark in Plumas County. A family-friendly street party at the corner of Railroad and Main kicks off at noon and ends at 6 p.m. Live music, including local bands Neon Tan and Stag Party, will entertain the outdoor crowd while DJ" Outlaw spins tunes inside the bar. In the evening, the Refmers, a band from Reno, takes the stage inside, where the party contihues. Koskinen said that former owner John Close bequeathed the bar to her mother, who had been managing the bar for six years before his death. Canady worked as a bartender while her mother was manager, and she has continued to keep bar in addition to her managerial duties in the six years since she became co-owner. Watering hole The bar is the "offishul" watering hole of E Clampus Vitus Chapter 8, Plumas del Oro. ECV installed a plaque outside the bar with a brief history of its ownership. The current owners have been planning the centennial celebration since January. Special 1900s-era drink prices will be available inside the bar for a limited time to customers dressed in period costume beginning at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, food and drink vendors, face painting, Wild West gunslinger shows and gold panning will all be taking place on Railroad Avenue along with live music. In addition to the century-old tin ceiling and During the Prohibition era, the bar, then called Harvey's Place, was run as the Quincy Dairy Store. which still boasts the tin ceiling pictured in this 1933 photo. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum trap-door cellar, the bar contains a working safe built in 1840. Koskinen said the safecontains an inner safe that nobody has had the combination to for 50 years. The walls of the bar are lined with photos and memorabilia from decades past. A pool table, Internet jukebox, video games, full bar, draft and bottled beer, wine and friendly atmosphere await all comers. The event is also a chamber mixer, Koskinen said. She and her mom invite the entire community, whether familiar with the historical establishment or not, to join in the celebration. Call 283-4094 for more information. Ed Dory stands behind the bar, The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting those interested in a career as a wildlife officer. CDFW will accept applications for wildlife :officer cadet through Oct. 17. The department is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a passion for conservation of California's fish and wildlife resources. For information on :minimum qualifications and :other requirements for 'wildlife officer cadets, visit : The CDFW law :enforcement division expects an overwhelming number of inquiries and asks prospective candidates to extensively review materials on the website before ,contacting CDFW with .questions. California wildlife officers are charged with ensuring .public safety, enforcing fish 'and wildlife laws, :investigating illegal sales of wildlife, protecting the state i from pollution, enforcing :.habitat protection laws, !fighting illegal drug :trafficking, keeping the .homeland secure and i responding during natural disasters. As peace officers, :they have the authority to i new, wildlife enforce all California laws, such as the Vehicle Code and Penal Code, and are federally deputized to enforce federal fish and wildlife laws. A typical day for a California wildlife officer is as diverse as the state's fish and wildlife. Wildlife officers patrol ocean, desert, mountain and valley environments, as well as urban areas. They frequently work independently and conduct full-scale law enforcement investigations. ffice Co=owner Vickie Koskinen stands dediCatt~tl~by'thle'Clampershonorlng the : :~ ..... .... historic Plumas Club at443 Main St. in Quincy. A'centennial stmet-party~celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, starting at high noon on Railroad Avenue. Photo by Laura Beaton See Officers, page 7B When life begins to look bleak, unmanageable, depressing, pick up the phone and Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at: 1-877-332-27.54 or 283-4333 and talk to a volunteer. You will get support, referrals and information, an(] connection. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Topsoil & Compost .................... 12 yards, delivered* $325 Topsoil, Compost & Manure ...... 12 yards, delivered* $350 Manure Only .............................. 12 yards, delivered* $350 - Screened and Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE Call (530) *Susanville area, call for outlying areas. Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction Committee would like to THANK all of our sponsors that made our sale such a huge success! A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the buyers who guarantee the prices of the beef, sheep, swine & goat. Steen Jensen, MD Bengard Ranch Neff Family Ranch "'" "/;,is;; a "special "'K YOU" io"'''''" ''''all who worked .... behind"" .... the line to make the sale a success! Feather Publishing has an immediate opening for a full-time sports editor. Qualified applicants should have strong writing and photography skills and be available to work nights and weekends. The sports editor is based in the Quincy office, but frequently travels to Chester, Indian Valley and PortoIa to cover events. The sports editor is in charge of designing the Sports and Recreation section. To apply for the position, send a resume and writing samples to: Managing Editor Dan McDonald at