Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kit Carson Mountain Men Ice Cream Social - Thurs Sept 3

KIT CARSON MOUNTAIN MEN are inviting you...
  
THE KIT CARSON MOUNTAIN MEN ARE HAVING AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL. WE WILL ALSO GIVE TOURS OF THE MOUNTAIN MEN HUT AND SHARE STORIES. Bring LAWN CHAIRS AND CHAT WITH US ABOUT WAGON TRAIN.


DATE: Thursday, September 3rd                       Sundae $4.00
TIME: 5:00 PM TO 7: 00 PM
PLACE: KENNEDY TAILING WHEEL PARK,
              JACKSON GATE ROAD,
              JACKSON, CA. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 916-965-1136

Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Debut: Reception for Local Author Elaine Torbas - Sat Aug 29


Castle City Consultants Present: "If You Restore It, They Will Come" - Mon Aug 10

Castle City Consultants
Present

“If you Restore It – They Will Come”

An informal luncheon and discussion with president
David J. Schleich of the National College of Natural Medicine

Monday August 10 beginning at 12:00 Noon

At Clarks Corners in The Castle City

Since closed in June 2011 historic Preston School of Industry has
stirred intriguing conversation about what will become of this fabled
121 year old juvenile reformatory. Some thought that state departments would
have a new use for the site. Others believe that it could be taken by local
government and re-developed by the private sector. There are issues about
whether the historic campus could even be at risk of being razed –
as the Castle was first considered for the wrecking ball in the 1960’s.

President Dr. David Schleich is an educational administrator in Portland, Oregon for the
National College of Natural Medicine. He has recently shared about the growth of both
traditional and alternative health care services – by teleconference with our new Ione city
manager and a committee led by local colleagues, Castle City Consultants. Through those
discussions, Dr. Schleich has shared the impression that the historic site has potential for
developing advanced education programs in combination with health clinic services.

Clarks Corners staff will provide
the luncheon at $8.00 to cover catered food
in the conference dining room. Patrons may ask for
additional menu items that staff will bring into the dining room.

A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF IONE – THE CASTLE CITY –
REGARDING THE PRESERVATION OF
HISTORIC PRESTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY

WHEREAS – Historic Preston School of Industry is of significant cultural heritage in
the foothills region of northern California since first operated as a juvenile reformatory
in 1894, and Ione City Council Resolution 1818 of 3 May 2011 – requested an executive
order that Preston School of Industry be managed as utility operational – until donated by
legislation to local government or retained by the state for an alternative purpose;

AND WHEREAS – That Resolution was well esteemed by the Governor and an
executive order was issued for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to
continue to maintain the historic site, and the original wastewater system of the institution
requires replacement to keep the facility utility operational, and repairs to the water and
electrical systems should meet current safety code requirements;

AND WHEREAS – More than 100 exotic trees and plants were brought to the Preston
historic site from State Capitol park at the time of the World’s Fair in Sacramento in
1932, and most of these exceptional trees including rare Dawn Redwoods and tall
Mexican Palms – are either seriously drought stressed or lost altogether because several
departments have followed a stringent water conservation policy related to the current
drought;

AND WHEREAS – There are several satisfactory specialized hydroponics measures
that can preserve valued plants and trees with selective use of water while continuing to
conserve the water supply, and water conservation measures have thus rightly exempted
State Capitol park from allowing even seasonal grasses to be lost in the drought;

AND WHEREAS – A preliminary study for the City of Ione has shown potential for
development of Historic Preston School of Industry as a primary health care facility and
residential college, and there is a significant need in this region for an urgent care and
medical clinic that will function well in combination with a residential college, and a
graduate college president has visited the Castle City in order to be better informed for
consultation with other educators;

AND WHEREAS – The 1983 Historic Preservation Act provides for all state
departments to preserve the original operating features of historic resources that are
associated with a California Historic Landmark – prior to the transfer or disposition of
those resources, and prohibits razing such historic resources when an alternative purpose
is identified;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The City Council of the City of Ione requests the Governor issue an executive order to
the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – to provide for restoration
of the utilities infrastructure of the institution, and to restore or replace and maintain the
trees and plants of Historic Preston School of Industry – until sources of private and
public sector sponsorship funding are identified by state or local government for
repurposing the facility.

Exciting NEW Lantern Tour at California Cavern!


NEW Historic Lantern Tour at California Cavern 

Guests visit the Grinding Rocks. Photo by Serena Deininger.
California Cavern
announces a new and exciting historic lantern tour that incorporates
Registry Hall, which has not been apart of the standard cave walking tour since 1985.

Guests follow a guide in 1850s mining costume through the historic sections of California Cavern that were discovered during the famous California Gold Rush. The tour begins with a small set of grinding stones located just outside the cave. Guests then enter the cavern through the original entrance and view parts of the cavern that were used for meetings, church services and more. Visitors will be captivated by short readings from historic documents pertaining to the cavern's history and the rare viewing of Registry Hall that designated California Cavern as a
State Historic Landmark.
The guide reads from an historic news article about the cavern's discovery. Photo by Serena Deininger.

The entire tour will be illuminated by lamplight as each person carries an old-style lantern to negotiate the trail. The soft, low-light produced by the lanterns transports guests back to the mid-1800s by replicating the experience of early visitors to the cavern.

This amazing tour into the past is limited to 15 guests, soreservations are recommended. This tour is only available on Saturdays at5pm beginning August 1
st through September 26th
for ages 8 years and up. Cost of the tour is $19.95for adults and $12.95 for children between 8 and 12 years of age.

For information on availability, reservations and directions, please call 866-762-2837.  

FREE activities on your birthday! 

We are continuing our FREE BIRTHDAYSoffer. 

Just bring proof of your birth date on the actual day of your birthday to enjoy one of these activities FREE:

Moaning Cavern

Black Chasm Cavern

California Cavern

Questions? Call us toll free 1.866.762.2837or email us

  

If you live in Amador, Calaveras or Tuolumne County, make sure to bring your Locals Adventure Club card to receive 20% off select activities(Special tours, like this Lantern Tour is excluded, sorry!)

Live locally but not yet a member? No problem.  It's free! Just be sure to bring proof of local residency and sign up at any location!