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The Masonic Caves

On a particularly long and tedious road trip, we drove over an hour out of our way to visit the Masonic Caves. We originally found the sign for the site during a visit to the Black Chasm Cavern but ran… Continue Reading →

Black Chasm Cavern

There are four Cave & Mine Adventures caves in the Sierra Mountains that are frequented by tourists. The most popular and known is Moaning Cavern Park, which incorporates other activities into their offering like zip-lining, kids climbing walls, birthday parties,… Continue Reading →

Sacramento’s Underground

Remember John Sutter of Sutter’s Fort fame? Well… When John Sutter left Switzerland, he left behind a large family who he never really saw again… except for his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr. The elder Sutter did not have a… Continue Reading →

Good ‘Ole Sacto

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… Continue Reading →

Sutter’s Fort

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… Continue Reading →

Route 49: Gold Country

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… Continue Reading →

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