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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gold Country: Downieville

The local grocer has been in business since 1900 and is classic gold country fireproof architecture, 3 foot thick stone walls and roof, built in 1852, it was a foundry, metal works shop prior to the grocery. Some of the richest placer gold strikes of the rush were within blocks of here, $300 bucks a pan at $17 an ounce, massive nuggets were pulled from local diggings.

It was drizzling rain so Mom had a jacket over her head as she chatted with the Museum curator located in the oldest building in town, neat little museum and informative host. He keyed me to a couple new spots to visit.
Looking up Main street, of course that is a saloon on the corner.
Looking down Main street from the museum.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, it has some nice stained glass windows that I will get a better look at and pictures in the future.
This is where the bad guys wound up, the gallows, see plaque below for the history.

1 comment:

Trader Rick said...

sTRANGE that that gallows would survive intact all these years...