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Capital: Carson City
Area: 110,567 square miles
Bird: Mountain bluebird
Motto: All of our Country,
Cities: Grass Valley, Meadow Vista
Parks: Tahoe National forest, Reno Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Toiyabe national Forest, Black Rock Desert.
Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848. This find attracted Americans and immigrants alike. American men moved west and immigrants arrived via San Francisco's port. Towns such as Coloma and Virginia City grew steadily, but as soon as the gold was gone, their populations' plummeted. Though the gold was eventually all removed, the immigrant miners stayed in the area. The discovery of gold helped grow the American West into what is ...
Today we arrived at our campground at BEALS POINT, at FOLSOM SRA.. Nice spot with full hookup, except no TV reception. Oh well, we plan to be busy this week. After we cleaned up and got situated we drove a short distance to sister Diane's house.. My nephew, Aaron was home. I had not seen him in about 8-9 years. Also, great- nephew Levi was there.. He is 19 months. Then we went to a Bistro at a "Center"in Eldorado Hills for a concert outside. Great weather, good, band, people ...
We left Tahoe on the afternoon of Aug 27th. The drive Down HWY 50 to Placerville was beautiful . We went from 7,000 ft to around 2,200 ft. in a couple of hours. Lots of hairpins, climbs & a 6 & 7 percent downhill coasts. Pulled into REDHAWK casino and sister Cheryl was there in about 30 minutes to greet us. Her and I went ...
... are as they were over a hundred years ago, except for more modern roadways. They are quite picturesque. Our hunger to visit old towns is satiated so we visit Yuba State Park and the Empire Mine State Historic Park to round out our visit.
Tomorrow we head south past Sacramento, Stockton and Santa Nella and head over to Highway 101. Our travels will be coming to a close in the next few days as we inch closer to home.