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Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 1B i 'i Inside Section B Arts & Entertainment Opinion & Perspective Letters to the Editor Vitals i native shares his of Quincy, county's past Matcalf Mrs. Moseley's Nursing House on Railroad Avenue, began as a simple just a few blocks away from for a community the drugstore. Years later, into a 20-year when a teenaged Bailey for one Quincy ha- knocked on the woman's door to deliver her groceries, Mrs. with a slide Moseley wanted to thank him on to the very much for crying in her Lions Club, Barry ear during the entire week upon that pro- his mother spent in the nuts- an 1-1/2 hour ing home, recovering from featuring pho- childbirth. Bailey said he not often seen any-didn't remember a thing about it. presentation Eventually, Bailey followed County Muse- in his father's footsteps and program packed became a pharmacist. That wasn't his In:st choice, how- in programs and ever. He really wanted to be- events in Plumas come a pilot, "But I had bad early days, furni- eyes," he said. aside or out, Bailey didn't return imme- up, and every diately to Quincy to work in in the building his father's business. Initial- in for seating, ly, he worked in Chico. In Program progressed 1963, he moved his wife, Peg- t he gy, and his young family to about the area Quincy so he could help his of its inhabitants father out in the drugstore. members of A few years later, Bailey were welcomed found himself presenting his and share Quincy program to the Lions pieces of history. Club. With the help of Phil Miller, another local resi- 'roots dent, the two men shared Bailey's father, their knowledge of the area "I ill" Lauren Bailey and continued to learn more to Quincy. He as time passed. area to help run "He was a real historian," located in Bailey said of Miller. He was as Quincy's the one who had the patience As a tid- and desire to dig out the in- the past, Bailey said formation on the area's old arrived on the buildings, going back Lring a snowstorm, through county records, good idea deeds and contracts. in the Sierra was As for himself, Bailey in winter, doesn't consider himself a ' father eventually history buff, he just has a spe- the business. Bailey was born in See Time, page 23 4 In Barry Bailey's latest presentation, given at the Plums County Museum in Quincy, the udience delighted in seeing both the size of the legs and the number of oxen it took to haul them. ~z,1' l Photos courtesy of Baby Bailey collection When Plumaz County decided it was time to I iM new courthouse, early in the 20th eamtury, workers Jacked up the exletJng structure and moved it side. Work continued In the odginal hulMing, while the new courthouse was under constrncUon. People lived in the Sierra mountains long be,, scouts and miners discovered it. When arriving, the first rsMdudL found their changing, This is one of the sweat houses in Genesee in 1928. Pacific carrying passengers and freight area, Quincy residents thought they needed their own. it two , When the Western Pacific built Williams Loop, they constructed the trestles of timber and then dumped carloads of earth over them. Inn stood at the corner of Crescent and Main Street (the spot where Publishing building new stands) and was populer bar fur many year Was business catering to those who wanted bath, and the third More The Corydon J. Lee General Store stands in the foreground of this photo, 1866. Behind the trees was the courthouse and at the end of the block Plumas House. taken in was the