The pioneer days of yore come to Red Bluff


RED BLUFF, Calif. - The 38th Adobe Day was a chance for some people to step back in time to the early 1850s.

The celebration came to Willliam B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park in Red Bluff, with women, men and children dressed like early pioneers.

The craft of blacksmithing, Virginia reel dancing, and spinning, were just some of the activities celebrating the Gold Rush era.

Families came to learn how people lived back then, which volunteers said they try to portray as accurately as possible.

The theme this year was "Thunderation," which organizer Jennifer Pooley said is an exclamation.

"They really like it because they're actually doing something with their hands, they're interacting with people, they're hearing stories and music from the time, so it's a part of learning our California heritage from the early California pioneers," Pooley said.

This is one of three events put on throughout the year by the Ide Adobe Interpretive Association in Tehama County to present programs to entertain and educate the public about pioneer history.

Pooley said Adobe Day is their biggest event, which is why they like to bring the community to the park.

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