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Good ‘Ole Sacto

Sep 19, 14 Good ‘Ole Sacto

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

Sacramento is the capitol of California… and not San Francisco or Los Angeles like many people think. Those who don’t know the history of California often wonder how this particular city got the distinction considering it’s a small with less than half a million people and not known for capitol city...

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Kennedy Mine, Jackson

Sep 17, 14 Kennedy Mine, Jackson

Posted by in California, Featured, Ghost Towns, Sacramento

I’m sure that you’ve all heard the term mother lode. The term comes from the world of mining and refers to the main vein or the source of an ore; it’s thought to be a very literal translation of the Spanish words veta madre. In California, mother lode is used to name the principal vein of a gold that comes out of...

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Panning for Gold

Sep 15, 14 Panning for Gold

Posted by in California, Featured, Kidtastic, Sacramento

I thought all the gold in California was gone… that mining companies and individuals had found some way to chemically extract every last ounce of gold in California and there was simply nothing left. Apparently, I’m wrong. Some experts estimate that there’s still 70% of what originally existed in California before...

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Mother Nature Hates this City

Sep 14, 14 Mother Nature Hates this City

Posted by in Alberta, Events, Featured

I wasn’t in Calgary for this particular storm… much like the flooding. But these events seem to be a common thread in the last couple of years in Calgary: weird summer snow storms, destructive floods, hurricane winds, gustnados, and relentless hail. September is now being referred to as Snowtember. This snowfall broke...

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Sutter’s Mill, Coloma

Sep 13, 14 Sutter’s Mill, Coloma

Posted by in California, Featured, Kidtastic, Sacramento

Along Route 49 in Coloma, approximately 50-minutes from Sacramento and an hour from Jackson, you’ll the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, a park chock-full of historical buildings, deer, lost things, and Park Rangers. Through this area runs the South Fork American River, a popular destination for rafters, kayakers,...

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Sutter’s Fort

Sep 11, 14 Sutter’s Fort

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

We’ve seen that the Spanish settled in California… followed closely by the Russians… and how other colonial nations arrived to hunt for animal pelts… but the one thing I didn’t touch upon was the arrival of the Swiss. Yes. The Swiss. When thinking of colonial powers, the Swiss don’t rank high or...

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Route 49: Gold Country

Sep 09, 14 Route 49: Gold Country

Posted by in California, Featured, Road Trips, Sacramento

For this road trip we passed through gold country… along the Sierra Nevada… a place where ghost towns, houses, mining apparatus, and remnants of the days of the Rush sit empty and crumbling along the roadways as if one day everyone simply stood up and left. Arguably, California wasn’t really that important until...

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Preston Castle, Ione

Sep 07, 14 Preston Castle, Ione

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

This was the unexpected surprise of our Gold Country Road Trip. Originally we were going to bypass the Preston Castle, but I’m happy to say we decided to stop anyway. There is something about this place that is really intriguing… so much so that La Niña was inspired to start writing a story with the building as a...

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