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Cali-Thorn-ia Adventure - Sutter's Mill - The art of Thornwolf
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Cali-Thorn-ia Adventure - Sutter's Mill
No song for this song as I'm posting this while I'm rushing out on my way to work.

smokepaw took me to neighboring Coloma, to Sutter's Mill, the site which started the California Gold Rush. Gold flecks were discovered in the American River, where the mill was located, in 1848. Today, this town is a little more than a ghost town, completely quiet, little activity, its hard to believe that this place was one of the busiest towns in California, and I believe the state capital at one point.

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The Argonaut, a little soda/snack shop that was regretably closed when we were there. I kept smelling sarsparilla scents coming out of it. HOW THEY TAUNTED ME! :(
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I cant remember which this was, Wells Fargo or one of the many pony express stops. God I need to retain information better.
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This whole town burnt down, was rebuilt, burnt down, was rebuilt, and burnt down again, this is part of all thats left.
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The American river.
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While we were skipping stones, smokepaw found one that had a little gold vein in it. I have the stone still, but here's what came off in his hand. Yep! Smokey has the golden touch, thats gold dust!
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altonwings From: altonwings Date: April 30th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh for pete's sake, I'll sing it:

Goldfinger.
He's the man, the man with the Midas touch.
A spider's touch
Such a cold finger, beckons you to enter his web of sin,
But don't go in!!
smokepaw From: smokepaw Date: April 30th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who would have thunk it? :)
From: neofeliss Date: May 1st, 2007 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that picture of the bridge-like thing with the hill in the background is pretty lovely. =D Looks like you had some lovely weather there as well.
reyfox From: reyfox Date: May 1st, 2007 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what their coffee tea pie tastes like...
corvus_animus From: corvus_animus Date: May 1st, 2007 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG you are making me miss Cali with these photos :(

2 more months a I'll be in Sacramento and Tahoe!
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: May 1st, 2007 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoa! ... I'm amazed!
Those hills ... that river ... I love that place!!! =D

I'm really curious to know how much I'd spend if I would like to buy home there ...
I love those little wooden houses =)

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Probably the next year I'm going to spent a month in Seattle with some friends ... but I hope to have enough money to visit other places too on the West Coast.
From: evil5miley Date: May 16th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Journal Friending

I just friended your journal. I didn't want to tell you in your current journal cause I didn't want to clutter it. I found you on DA. Nice to meet you.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 16th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Journal Friending

youre not cluttering by commenting, thank you for friending! :)
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