The ranch was designated an historic structure in the 1983 Plumas County General Plan. In spite of this, the old house was in the process of being dismantled when the community began to take notice and neighbors started a campaign to save the ranch. The MVSC was formed in 2009 and the restoration of the historic ranch site was begun.
The WSSR website, www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com, has more about the history and the restoration of the ranch. It also has information on how the community can support the work of the MVSC. This includes memberships, direct contributions and legacy brick purchases.
photos by Janet Reihsen
Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council volunteers shovel the concrete in place for the front porch footings. Left to right, Robert Ware, Tom Barker and John Barker. Facelift5.jpeg
Tim Buckhout and Don Maddelena in front of the antique concrete mixer used to start the repair of the front porch of the old ranch house at White Sulphur Springs in Clio. Facelift4.jpeg