The North Fork Recreation Center

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NORTH FORK – The North Fork Amplifiers owns and operates the North Fork Recreation Center, organization of community events and rental to community organizations and private parties. Among the many events held here is the Youth Summer Program which has been in existence for over 60 years. The Youth Summer Program is Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months. Free dinners are served to all youth in the community, ages 17 and under, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

We know there are many people in our community who have interesting stories and memories of the Recreation Centre, Youth Summer Program. The North Fork History Group hopes many will share their memories of this program.

Please comment here or email [email protected].

Prepared by Don Grove.

Historical Mystery Sequel #107

Thank you to everyone who viewed and commented on History Mystery #107. We had over a thousand views and comments on the CHS Facebook page and Sierra News Online. We also received a phone call to the Bill Williams Museum from Raymond. He knew exactly what a cylinder-shaped water well is, used to draw water from a well. It was donated by Bob and Holly Longatti.

Here are some more comments from the SNO Facebook page:

Marc Lyons – I have one and I was told it was for drawing water from a well.

Gary Gragnani – The vintage water bail works by removing water from a well and closes when lifted by the weight of the water inside.

Sally Steiding McCalla – no idea

Bennie Nuley – 70 years ago when I went to Arkansas with my parents, a family member used one to draw water from a well! I hadn’t seen any until now.

Denis Lyons – I think you’re right Mark. Is that the one that hung on our parents’ house?

Charlie Martin – offered a guess, but unfortunately it was wrong.

Tom Wheeler – thought it was used to extract sand from a well.

Once again, thank you for Coarsegold Historical Museum. Come and visit us. We are open Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Submitted by Karen Morris, President, Coarsegold Historical Society.

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