Colleen Courtright came to Burney in 1939 as a young girl. Her mother played piano at Pop’s Club and the The Rex Club. During the time, she lived here, PG&E was developing the power stations along the Pit River. World War II broke out. Colleen tells the story of how Johnson Park got started and gives us a glimpse of life here in the 1940’s. After moving away for a time, she returned when her younger sister was born and worked at Scott Lumber Company.