Living History Day
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Part 1 of 2

This celebration is held each year on the last Sunday of April.  Park docents dress in period costume and play roles of historic characters who lived and worked in and around what is now the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport.  See Living History for a composite of previous celebrations.  This year, Howard Voshell was unable to play the role of Alfred Kneebone in front of the historic gas station because all the antique cars he has used as props were at car rallies elsewhere.  On the good fortune side, W. D. Dale returned to play his role of Jim Beckworth, hunter and trader, and was a huge hit.

Historic Barn as the first visitors arrive

Roses climb at the Visitors Center entrance.

Music by Mountain Laurel started right on time at 11:00 a.m.

Shade under the tree at the gold panning troughs was a popular gathering spot.

A pretty new gold panner gets instruction from docent Doug Leach.

A family enjoys hotdogs, dad's with sauerkraut ...

... as they watch Cal Rowlands pass in his covered wagon with a full load of visitors.

Another pretty girl, intrigued by docent Corkey Redmon

Judy Nichols again demonstrates Maidu Native American pine needle basket weaving.

Another group of visitors climbs aboard the covered wagon.

Settled in and ready to go!

Same family, aboard the wagon.
Mom said her little boy loves his pink boots.

Cal Rowlands and wagonload return from across the bridge.

Docents Jeanne Powell and Corkey Redmon as they greet visitors

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