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Families enjoy wagon rides pulled by a pair of shining black horses through Historic Johnsville during a past Gold Discovery Days event, with children waving and smiling as they clip-clop down the road. photo by Ian Hoffmann

Gold Discovery Days a little over a week away at Plumas Eureka State Park

Gold Discovery Days are drawing near, with the Plumas Eureka State Park Association (PESPA) in Johnsville encouraging all to enjoy the summer sun during a free weekend of historical fun on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The family friendly event features a wide array of historical activities, including gold panning, a children’s archaeological dig, wood working demonstrations, and more.

For the history buff amongst your family, there will be tours made available of the Assay office and the Moriarty House, blacksmith demonstrations and museum displays.

The Rotary of Portola will be sponsoring the annual pancake breakfast at the park from 8 am to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 21. Tickets for the breakfast may be purchased in advance at the PESP Museum Store, at $10 per person for adults and $5 per child aged 10 and under.

The Graeagle Lions will be hosting a barbecue on both July 15 and 16. There will also be a prize drawing fundraiser and live music at the pancake breakfast. For more information, visit plumas-eureka.org.


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