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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1940 I:N'DIA~ VALLEY RECORD J HERE'S WHAT YOU GET! COLLIER'S (Weekly) 52 Issues WOMAN'S HOMt COMPANION 12 Issues WOMAN'S WORLD 12 Issues HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE 12 Issues THE COUNTR, Y HOME 12 Issuc FARM JOURNAL and FARMER'S WIFE 12 Issues GREENVILLE INDI A:N VALLEY RECORD 52 Issues All Seven for One Year If you prefer, you can have LIBF TY Magazine, or LOOK (the picture magazine) one year instead of Collier's. I YOU GET ALL SEVEN publications for ONE FULL YEAR, and if you arc already a subscriber to ANY of these well-known publications, your present subscription will be extended one full Tear. Return the coupon below to our office AT ONCE, and you Will receive FIVE BIG MAGAZINES eae h, month, also COLLIER'S and THE INDIAN VALLEY RECORD each week--that's 112 magazines and 52 newspapers 164 issues in all--for only $3.50. (ORDER AT ONCE before we have to withdraw this offer, or advance the price. USE THIS CO PON AND SAVE $3.00 INDIAN VALLEY RECORD, GREENVILLE, CALIFORNIA : Date I want to accept your magazine offer before it is withdrawn. Enclosed is $3.50 in FULL PAYMENT for a ONE YEAR'S subscription, NHW or RENEWAL, to the following SEVEN publications: INDIAN VALLEY RECORD 1 yr. HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE 1 yr. OLLIER'S (Weekly) 1 yr. THE COUNTRY HOME 1 yr. WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION 1 yr. FARM JOURNAL and WOMAN'S WORLD 1 yr. FARMER'S WIFE 1 yr. ( ) Check here if you want LIBERTY one year instead of Collier's. ( ) Check here if you want LOOK one year instead of Collier's. Name Address town State (By THOS. P. BROWN) (Continued from last week) Millions of gold have been panned from the shining bars of the Feather River and its network of tributary streams. Miners still arc working these old diggtn's, hop- ing to find color in their pans. Here and there the traveler may catch a glimpse of them from the car window. Then there also are to be seen, high up On the sides of the steep-walled canyon, crumbling ~cabins, once the temporalT abodes of miners who clung to hopes such as are revealed in the following verses, written by Etha R. Garlick: A Song of Gold Where the sparkling Feather River Leaps and dances on its way, Linger countless crumbling cabins, Landmarks of a bygone day. How eloquent these shelters, Crude as mountain grizzly's lair, O~ Man's immortal hopefulness, Of what his heart will dare. ~'hat gilded dreams of splendor Those campfires must have known! What shadow-shapes of happiness Those mountain flames have thrown ! What love-light must have glistened In the lonely miner's eyes, As he dreamed of lifting burdens From hearts 'neath harsher skies! And as the Feather River Leapt and danched upon its way, The miner's heart kept pace with it, Though he was doomed to stay. For it sang a song of gold to him, So golden were its gleams; His heart to him of gold did sing, And golden were his dreams. Man is happy in a hovel, If hope but with him stay; He Is wretched in a palace If you take his dream away. Points Along /~he Way OROVILLE (205.1)--The name was formed from "ore", Spanish for gold, and "ville", FiLench for town or city, and was so bestowed be- cause erectile was in the heart of the gold country of '49. Originally it was called Ophir for the land of Southern Arabia, which likewise ,~'as famed for gold. Orovllle is the western gateway to the Feather River Canyon. Although its latitude is approximately ~that of New York City, Oroville is in the center of a thermal belt which produces or- anges two weeks or more earlier in the season than do orange groves far to the south. Lemons, pomelos and olives also flourish in this sec- tion of California. Gold Mining--Various types of Kold mining are exemplified in the territory north and south of Ore- nia, The bridge is still in use. The Bidwell Bar "Mother Orange Tree", known as the largest orange tree in the world, was planted by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856 and is still bearing fruit. BLOOMER (217.5) -- Formerly called Bloomer Bar, was one of the points where the Forty-Niners found gold. Not far "over the ridge" from Bloomer is Cheokee, s~ene of a large hydraulic gold min- ing operations 60 to 70 years ago. Diamonds have been found at Cher- okee. LAS PLUMAS (221.4) is the site Gf the Las Plumas power plant of the Pacific Gas and Electric com- pany. Electric Power--Paralleling the Feather River on its picturesque course from the snow.clad peaks of th~ Sierra Nevada to its junction with the Sacramento River, flows arother stream--~ mighty stream of electric energy carried on a lace- work of steel towers and transmis- sion lines of the power company into the Sacramento Valley and the metropolitan San Francisco Bay region. There the lines of this "copper trail' pour the stream of power, transmitted over 200 miles, into the great power pool at New- ark, Alameda county, substation and from there it is sent out to fur- nish light and power to buildings ,rod homes, and to keep the wheels of industry humming. The Las Plumas Power Plant has six turbines operating under a head of 425 feet which develop 87,000 horse-power. Water for the Las Plumas plant is diverted from the rlver at Intake (232.05) by a con- crete lined tunnel to a point on the side of the canyon above the power plent. The distance between the power plant and Intake via the t~un. nel is three miles, but the distance by railroad which follows Big Bend in the Feather River is 11 miles. This tunnel was driven in the earl 80'~ at a cost of more than a mil. lion dollars, as part of a pro3ect to divert the waters of the river and to dry up its channel in Big Bend so that it could be worked for gold. The project was not, however, cax- rie0 through. Near Intake is a fish ladder, con- structed at the base of a dam, to enable fish to ascend the river tel spawn. ] Other elements in the power sys-] tern include Lake Almanor, a great i reservoir of water (1,317,000 acre. i ~feet) to re-enforce the river sup-I ply; Caribou Power House below Lake Almanor, and Bucks Creek Power Plant at Storrie (250). BERRY CREEK (224.4). Near Berry Creek is one of a number of stations used in guarding the mag. nlftcent Plumas National Forest from fire. (To be continued) -O MOTHER'S DAY SERVICE AT COMMUNITY CHURCH i:nplessions are deeper, last longer, (,r more definitely affect character than t~hosa which a mother creates. The Christian mother knows the z.'eed of pointing the way upward, and knows the importance of being a companion and guide to her chll- dren. She leads them through the ~ateway of life into straight path% making of them righteous citizens, an honor to God, the church, and tlJe community. Let us express our love and ap- preciation to th,e others of the world for their unfailing courage, failh and understanding. Write to your mother today. Speak a kindly word of apprecia- tion. Or honor her dear memory by a heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving. Sunday is Mother's Day. We hope to see many from Taylorsvtlle, Crescent Mills, Almanor and Green- v~lle at this united Moth:er's Day ~.ctvice. STANLEY WEBSTER, Pastor. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT NOTIC]~ TO CO-OWNER OF MINE TO CONTRIBUTE State of California, Plumas County, March 7, 1940. To: Robert H. Sheaffer: You are hereby notified that I l?ave expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Dixie Queen (as relocated ac- count of error in first filing on claim) as will appear by certificate filed September 27th, 1939, in Vol- ume 15 Proof of Labor, page 299, in the office of the Recorder of Flumas County, in order to hold said premises under the provisions of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the year ending Septmber 30th, 1939 (account of extension of morator. rium). And if within ninety days after publication of this notice, you fall or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as cr.-owner, your interest in said claim will become the property of the subscriber, Allen Larison, under section 2324. (Signed) ALLEN LARISON, 727~ Kay Street, Sacramento, Calif. First Publication March 7, 1940. Last Publication May 80, 1940. Legion Hall- Quincy Saturday, May 11 TICKETS $I.00 ]~lusle By LASSEN SERENADERS vllle and in the Feather River Can, A special Mother's Day service yon. Among these are: (1) The will be held at the Community[~ primitive pa.ning method used church in Greenville Sunday, May[l ~X~~qj~R~t~/[ along the streams and in the river 12, at 10:30 a, m. I ~" ' " '. ~ ]~, "J" " | ~ers. (2) Placer and hydraulic Rev. Verne C. Brown of Sacra-[ A~I I 2~OtJV'~"S|~ ~/ [ mento will be the special speaker [I ALL A~{~u! ~ r' - '~,tzC ] miningi~ washedWherefor thegold.surflcialwhendetrltUSwater There will be instrumental and ~" "~ ~ ~A|N~] !under pressure Is employed to breal vc, cal numbers by members of t~le[~~ " /~" ~~ d wnthegravel'thstermhydraullc ~undaysch landch 'l~" " mining is used. East of erectile is Mother's Day is a beautiful recog-II ~~Y --~;~ I Table Mountain across whose vertl- nition of love and sacrifice. It is [I "~~.~'~,~l ca] face the miners hung a "bracket a great anniversary day, for itl[ rf, ~m ~, ~/~-~/~//I flume" to convey water used for comes very close to the hearts of|' I I ~ L ~ :r",J;;I I mining gold when the hydraulic men, women, and children. Jl/~. /L ~/'~[ process Was at its height. ($) By The annual tribute to mothers is [~ ~j~ ~ I ~lver channels of the mountains. (4) [ biecsed institution of motherhood is Quartz claims' where shafts' either very ancient" As lasting as the I~~DS (ARE i vertical or Incll~ed, are sunk to stars, as eternal as the cool satls- ~) reach ore in veins or lodes. (5) By faction of a mountain stream, NEWS placer dredges, also called goldmotherhood goes on. dredges. Mother is the one suitable symbol [[ Printed In Big Type ] BIDWELL (212.7)---Gold was dis-for the deeper values of life. Few covered at Bidwell Bar by General John Bldwell on July 4, 1848. Bid- well Bar is a typical ghost town. The site of the Old court house is marked by a monument. The only buildings now standing in this ghost town of the days of gold, which was the second county seat cI Butte county, are the old toll- gate hous, e at the suspension bridge, now a museum fOr historical relics, end the old massive, stone-walled and steel barred building, first used as a Jal and then for gold storage. Bidwell Bar, however, has a fine beach and is a favorite spot for pic- nickers. Miners, even at thls writ- ing, are panning for gold at this pcint. The Bidwell Bar Suspension I Bridge was suspension the first bridge to be b~lt west of the Mis- sLsippi~o River. It was erected In 1854 with cables that were brought General Merchandise @ Greenville California --- I I from l~Tew ~rork in a clipper ship that sailed via ape Horn to Callfor , ,~,