Some wonderful folks from the Motherload Goldhounds will teach Kids of all ages the skill of panning for gold.
A self guided tour brochure of the way it was in the old days in Smartsville. Look for the markers and follow the trail. Hear some stories from the Sage of Smartsville George Rigby, more info
Acorn processing was an important staple food for the native people who inhabited the foothill region we now call Smartsville. Carolyn Jones-Rogers will demonstrate all the necessary steps in the process; cracking, shelling, pounding, and leaching, to make them edible. You are welcome to sit in her circle and experience the process yourself. Many of our areas residents such as our own SCRFI secretary Janet Burton still collect. process and use the acorns in their diets today. Carolyn will have some cookies that are made from acorn meal available to sample.
New to Pioneer day this year you can experience a free range pony ride around the old town of Smartsville. Not one of those rides where you ride around in a circle seeing the same thing over and over, but a real guided Pony Tour up hill and down all and all around viewing all the festivities going on right from the seat on your pony. As an added bonus you can meet Lloyd Cooper animal trainer and his celebrity horse Sterling. You will surely recognize Sterling as the model for the famed horse Maximus of the Disney movie Tangled. You will even have the opportunity to have your Picture made with him too.
Take a ride around town on tn authentic restored vehicle and meet the drivers who preserve this old mode of transportation for us to experience.
BLACK BART THE SEARCH IS OVER a new book about what happened to Black Bart after serving his time in San Quentin. Wiley Joiner one of the co-authors will join us at Pioneer Day to tell us how he and his co-author researched and found the rest of the story. Check the schedule at the Timbuctoo Theater for times.