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12A Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 Feather River Bulletin 2014, from page 11A sight as customers in the early 21st century -- an ornate wooden bar adorned with carvings and a full mirror split up into three sections. In 2011, when Plumas Arts bought the former home of the Capitol Saloon, many residents asked one question: What's going to happen to the back bar? Rob and April Gott, former owners of the Capitol Saloon, still have the historical back bar and just put it up for sale. The two-story brick building on the Huskinson Block that housed the Capitol Saloon was constructed in 1873. Andrew "Doc" Hall bought the lot the building resides on for $800. At the time, the building housed a bar named the Courthouse Saloon with the Capitol Saloon housed in a wood-framed building next door. It's unclear when the two bars merged, but in an article published by the Plumas National in 1881, the Capitol Saloon was identified as the bar in the building Plumas Arts now occupies, According to estimations, the infamous back bar was installed in the Caiitol Saloon around 1890. The bar was built in New Brunswick, Canada. The triple-arched, 22-foot long, hand-sculpted bar is currently in a storage unit. The Gotts are offering the bar up for sale for $16,000. Nov. 19 Masonic leaders from across the state gathered to celebrate history in the making Nov. 10 when the Quincy lodge became the first in the state to become a "historic" lodge. Some of the visiting Masons had been in Sacramento to oversee the laying of the cornerstone for the new Kings arena, and then continued the journey north. The dignitaries, local Masons and their wives enjoyed a dinner served by- the Rainbow Girls before proceeding upstairs for the ceremony. "This is the first historical lodge in California, so the eyes are upon you," said Bruce Galloway, a junior grand warden from Redding, who conducted the ceremony. Quincy is the first lodge to apply for a historical designation, which the state organization created through legislation in 2012 to help preserve Masonry in rural California. "It's an opportunity for Masonry to remain vibrant in these communities," Galloway said. Galloway also led those gathered in a prayer and read a history of Masonry. Allan Cassalou, the grand secretary representing the state organization, read the petition to grant the dispensation to create the new lodge and announced that Dick Jolley would be its first master. Jolley, along with his fellow officers, were recognized during the ceremony and took their new places in the meeting room. Bill Tiner will serve as senior warden and Jim Hedin as junior warden. The remaining officers are: Bob Zernich, treasurer;Bill Witcher, secretary; Herman Hansen, senior deacon; Dick Dykes, junior deacon; Dennis Scovell, marshall; Larry Marsh, chaplain; and Damon Wallace, tiler. Dec. 3 Residents and businesses in East Quincy were evacuated Monday morning after a 250-gallon propane tank fell off an Amerigas ..... truck afid;tgan leaking in the middle of Highway 70. The highly explosive gas created a cloud that prompted evacuations on both sides of the main road through town, including three trailer parks and the Plumas Charter School. The sheriff and California Highway Patrol closed the road moments after the tank hit the pavement at 10:15 a.m. It remained closed for three hours. SheriWs dispatchers used the Code Red notification system to send a recorded message to residents from East Main west of Redberg Avenue to Lee Road and over to North Mill Creek Road. The message directed residents to leave the area and move to an evacuation center at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. No one was injured in the accident, but the sight of the tank spewing gas startled people in the area. Dec. 10 It was a jam-packed morning for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary QuinCy High School's 2014 homecoming royalty gathers after being crowned. From left: Queen Samantha Keely, her escort: Ethan Nyberg, Princess Alison Hicks and her escort Miles Rubalcava-Cunan. Photo by Greg Knight A firefighter from the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department cautiously approaches a downed propane tank after it fell off the back of a truck on Highway 70 in East Quincy on Monday morning. Photo by James Wilson and the Indian Valley Academy. "I've got some homework to do," Torlakson said after completing the tours. Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help. The tour started at Quincy Elementary School. Last year, the school received the Distinguished Schools Award for its outdoor education and its high scores in academic performance. Watershed Education Coordinator Rob Wade filled Torlakson in on the school's place-based learning. Wade showed Torlakson the Learning Landscapes site made possible through partnerships with outside organizations including the Feather River Land Trust. "This is an example of what we do at schools in all our districts," Wade told Torlakson. ,'While we don't have a lot of the resources of some schools in the state, living in a mountainous area means we're bountiful in natural resources." 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