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My Top 10: Eleanor Roberts, Phelan

Eleanor Roberts
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The Nevada County Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair attracts owners of draft horses from all around the state. Eleanor Roberts of Phelan told The Union the top 10 reasons she likes bringing her horses here.

1. Because the spectators are so warm and awesome. The people come back and talk, and they appreciate.

2. Fairground management and show management. They go so far out of their way to take care of exhibitors.

3. Beautiful fairgrounds.

4. The best draft horse show in California.

5. This area’s got incredible musical talent. It’s got musical and artistic talent. I’m a kid of the ’60s. My dream would be to (live) here.

6. Raley’s supermarket. We don’t have those down there.

7. Scheidel’s Old European Restaurant in Alta Sierra (now out of business).

8. Trolley Junction restaurant at the Northern Queen hotel.

9. Pine Street Cafe.

10. The whole area. It’s just cool. The whole place.

“My Top Ten” appears each Tuesday. Want to share your top 10 – songs, movies, TV shows, books, whatever? Send your list to My Top Ten, The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, 95945 or e-mail it to

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