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I 2B Nov 28 2001 Regional Continued Bulletin, Progressive, The promise of gold and the trade it brought were what captured early settlers' Interest in the region become Plumas County. These miners were at the John Dutre Mine, found along Squirrel Creek. that would ~T II When Jim Beckwourth discovered the legend has it that he built the first trading small hotel for travelers, choosing the lower route through the Sierra. Later, the was built. Travelers and miners found Bucks Hotel a place to pass the night as they traveled into d the area. A route from Marysville, a huge was heavily traveled by those who made packing in supplies, first by mules and later by r"tEED WEDDinG ib VITATIOr'IS? C ,II 283-o8oo ., :,, . .: ,. +. : Bucks Ranch as it appeared ed. before Bucks Lake was put in and the valley Green, auto., FWD, A/C, flit, cruise, P/W/L, P/S, CD, AM/FM cass., 15,000 miles. #890322 'lg BBlClB MBLtl I-OW ~dEJ~C"rlON IPJ[ClALTY Showroom, 611 Main St. Car Lot, SusanvUle 'i i,i x ~I 4o N. Roop ..~I:. QCaAU'T'Y C,A~E SALE EXPIRES 12/4/01 ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, UC. AND DOC. FEES+ III II II Continued from page 1B cial interest in Quincy and its Main Street. About Quincy A slide show of Quincy couldn't help but include im- ages of the area before it be- came a county. Beginning with an early map of the re- gion that would become Plumas County, Bailey dis- cussed the earliest occu- pants-the Maidu--who were present before Jim Beck- wourth came looking for a pass through the Sierra, en- abling immigrants to avoid the higher, more treacherous route through Donner. Peter Lassen and his scout- miners, all ing parties into Lassen Coun- easy wealth. ty and parts of Plumas Coun- ever, was never ty in the Big Meadows area the lake of gold, and were also mentioned. For just before the many early settlers, the Peter group lynched him. Lassen trail was one of the Despite simpler routes into Califor- cessful return to nia. some of the minerS And. as with any presenta- on the lake and tion of Plumas County's be- on their own. Soon ginnings, Bailey told of the swelled during the Stoddard party's early visit months and areas to the region. When the party Nelson Creek, Rich returned to civilization, Stod- many others dard had a story about find- ing a lake where the gold was Mining glory so plentiful, he could pick up A number of the the nuggets by the handful, ley selected for hiS Threatened by Indians, tion involved the however, he had to leave the mining heritage. _ area, but was willing to re- "Those boys really turn with another party of hard," Bailey said. As technology mining ,, trating on streams [ Health Benefits for the Entire Family I to Although hydrat I nly !70 ] was outlawed in lied lot of damal ing to Bailey, from Per Month! "I " it was implemente areas hillsides. are still visible more I" ,. 0um 0, L" I ye later. | DENTAL CHIROPRACTIC, EMERGENCY It was the mini I ROOM, HOSPffALCONFINEMENT, ::'.~" however, that att | W ION, P,X & MOREl ' - I first residents to the b:L t.. -- -- Many traveled Marysville, a key c in the valley, into Bucks Ranch and Bill There's no reason to travel out of town for holiday shopping when your very own area merchants have worked to create a Christmas City that's just around.the corner! Yule find something for everyone on your list, while enjoying the con- venience, competitive prices and friendly service that make shopping locally your best bet for the holidays. Spanish Ranch. Bailey said Bucks Ranch a spread in the was in its early ers used to stop Hotel. All of that Bucks Lake waS when the enough, ble near the Lodge. Meadow Valley key area. At a tion, it, too, fie ranch and who needed to their way. Another hotel included was Hotel. It was the only wooden tween Salt Lake Bailey told I Logging When mining tougher and Keep our dollars at home. Support your local merchants.