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Portola Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 3A Students experience &apos;school days' at White Sulphur Springs Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawsoh, speaking in costume as a former owner of White Sulphur Springs Ranch, welcomes third-grade students to School Days at the Ranch. Photos by Linda Cooley Third-grade students from C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School stepped back in time Friday, Sept. 20, by attending the second annual "School Days at the Ranch" field trip to White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Dedicated volunteers showed what it was like at the ranch in 1858 when it was a stage stop on the way to Quincy. Teachers Ruth Hintz and Erin Klemesrud used the trip as an opportunity to inject a local flavor into their California history curriculum. The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council hosted the field trip as part of its community outreach effort. The MVSC is the group that is working to restore White Sulphur Springs Ranch and the natural hot spring pool located on the property. The day was organized by Janice Cross, a former third-grade teacher at C. Roy Carmichael. Janice has been active in providing historical educational opportunities for local school kids for many years. The 42 students were greeted at the ranch house by Scott Lawson, MVSC board member and director of the Plumas County Museum in Quincy. He reviewed the history of the ranch from the time it was first owned by Mr. McLear, 150 years ago, to its present-day status. Lawson was dressed in authentic period garb and the kids listened intently as he traced the history from 1867 to the present. When this overview was completed it was off and running to six stations, where hands-on 30-minute demonstrations were conducted by dedicated - volunteers. Dink and Dave Rife had the kids hauling water and doing laundry the old-fashioned way. Annie Fisher taught them how to make small dolls from cloth remnants. Kathleen Hall manned the leather work and maintenance station. Event organizer Janice Cross met the kids up a local trail to show them Maidu Indian grinding rocks. She talked about local foods and showed examples of Maidu artifacts collected on nearby property. Janet and Leo Reihsen helped the kids make miniature fruit boxes. The old fruit exchange still stands in Graeagle and the Blue Archer California Fruit logo can be seen on the building. The final station was the old blacksmith shop, where Dennis Black showed how metal was formed in the early days. Enthusiasm abounded in kids, teachers, parents and volunteers. It was a great day, and one student was heard to say, "I hope to still be in third grade next year so I can come back to White Sulphur Springs Ranch." Plans are already underway for the 2014 version of School Days. Tim Buckhout, Jill Reid and Leo Reihsen help students make miniature fruit boxes that they can take home. This activity was one of several ways students learned about life in the "old days." NEW Fall-Winter Hours! 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