Thursday May 08 2008 comments Pioneer Day at Rock Creek Elementary By: Auburn Journal photography by ben Furtado -A +A A tee-pee provided a place for Rock Creek Elementary students to hang out when not panning for gold or making crafts during Pioneer Day. Pictured clockwise are, Luis Lopez, front, Kelbey McIntosh, Dakota Fain and Gladis Argueta. Terry Hess, left, owner of Pioneer Living provides his traveling hands-on museum for Rock Creek Elementary Pioneer Day and demonstrates how to make a friendship bracelet from wool with forth grader Adrian Solorio. Rock Creek Elementary students got hands on experience washing and drying clothes manually with a wash board and wring dryer during Pioneer Day. Pictured left to right are, Mackenzie Burkett, Priscila Portilla, Raymond Shehan and Gracie Maldonado. Students at Rock Creek Elementary school got to experience what life was like in the 1800's during Pioneer Day Thursday morning. Gold panning was the most popular exhibit as kindergarten teacher Sheena Burckett, back middle, spots a flake of gold with fellow students Angel Puertovera, left and Nineth Pancan, Jose Flores and Rosa Magallon, far right.