my perspective . . .
sounds as if Heppie's LAZY
DAISY CAKE might be making a comeback in Scott Valley!
about to make a comeback in Siskiyou County is Big Band music
. . . YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!
musician and popular performer, 'Mr.
Saxophone' himself, Clarence Barger, will be teaching a
new class through COS at Yreka High School called 'Big Band Fun'.
class includes auditioning, rehearsing and performing music of
the Big Band era.
out your old instrument and sign up at www.siskiyous.edu
using CRN #7525 to register
or call Clarence at 467-5115 for more information. But
hurry . . . the class begins next Monday (Aug. 22)
and continues through December 12. Cost is a reasonable $36.
and I had a conversation the other day about his passion of music
and his desire to bring back Big Band music to the area. You can
listen to our conversation here.
The link will open in a new Browser window. Once the recording
begins, just click on the 'Etna News - Oak Trees & S. Hwy
3 Rest Area' Browser window to continue viewing this page.
(adjust the sound on your computer)
this 1956 Jervie Eastman photo . . .
Etna High School building in 1956
the old high school building is long gone; however,
a few days ago I was privileged to be invited to
take photos of these grand old oak trees which continue to grace
the lawn of a private residence.
old and young
trees share the lawn area
swoops sooooo low it touches the ground!
see many trees like this anymore
my car is
dwarfed by these trees
to stand in Their Presence is awe-inspiring. We should all be
thankful they have been preserved.
speaking of something being preserved . . . our resident photographer,
Mel Fechter emailed me these photos along with this note:
I went to an abandoned and long forgotten Etna Park that once
sat on a small piece of Siskiyou County property, wedged between
the Siskiyou County road maintenance yard and Hwy 3, south of
Etna. A plaque mounted on the old park drinking fountain is dated
the mid-70's my family and I stopped at this park one day and
ate lunch at a picnic table under the pine trees. Noticing that
the park was obviously no longer maintained I contacted Vernon
Zink, who was a member of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors
and an Etna resident at the time, and inquired.
told me that the park was on a small parcel of property owned
by Siskiyou County that the Board of Supervisor allowed to be
utilized as an Etna community park. The park was established and
maintained by local volunteers, but at some point, for some unknown
(to us!) reason, the park was abandoned.
after my conversation with Vernon, the tables that still remained
in the park disappeared and the park entrance was blocked with
a pile of gravel.
sure there are members of the community who have more details
on this park."
is all I have learned so far from inquiries I have made:
was actually a S. Hwy. 3 Rest Stop. The Etna Lions Club was involved
in initial phases. The Lions installed the water fountain. Lion
Peter Wright was part of the crew (and Georgia, his wife) helped
in the cleanup until the Park was closed."
would make sense having a little Rest-Stop/Picnic Area there.
question that lingers in our minds
why did it close????
have that answer?
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