Heavy machinery from Joy Engineering works in the shadow of the White Sulphur Springs Ranch house to remove the old pool. Photos by Linda Cooley

Old White Sulphur Springs pool is demolished

Restoration work continues at the historic White Sulphur Springs Ranch. In late May, heavy equipment from Joy Engineering reduced the old swimming pool to a pile of rubble. The old pool came into being in the late 1920s complete with a diving board and a diving platform made out of 2 x 4s. The warm spring supplied water at a temperature of 85 to 90, but cooled down to the 70s when it got to the pool.

Many Plumas County residents and visitors learned to swim in the old pool and it became a favorite gathering place for the community.

The work was another major step forward in the restoration of the historic ranch. Contractors and volunteers have their work cut out for them in order to remove the debris before Summerfest on June 25. The ninth annual fundraiser will come complete with food and entertainment by the Comstock Cowboys of Virginia City.

Tickets are available online at WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com and at EcoCentric in Graeagle. For more information, visit the website or call 836-2530.

Workers take out the old pool at White Sulphur Springs Ranch.