Quality Inn Auburn
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On Friday we headed from Friant up to Auburn, CA for the California/Nevada Jr. Hereford Show. Auburn is a small, old mining town, with a nice little "old town" area and a couple of museums on the town's past as well as a history of gold mining in the area. Kinsey won Grand Champion Heifer! Cody had three heifers in the show -- I think he got a 2nd …
... a film explaining the discovery of gold the formation of
the town. We wandered around the town which had several period buildings, a functioning blacksmith shop and a recreation of the saw mill near which gold was discovered. After a picnic lunch we headed north on CA Rt. 49 to “Nevada City” an old gold mining town where we strolled Main Street of the historic district and did a little shopping.
... the wooden sidewalks past the
beautifully restored store fronts containing restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors’, candy stores clothing stores and souvenir shops. We also walked down to the river where there is a paddle wheel boat that is now a combination restaurant, bar and hotel. It was an enjoyable afternoon.
... from Cornwell England and this mine had a reputation for safety even though the workers put in close to 12-14 hours (depending where they worked). They only got paid once they actually started working which was about 10 hours since for those deep in the tunnels it took time to get there. The Bourn cottage was finished in 1900 and had electricity and bathrooms (their home in San Fran didn't even have electricity). The gardens were fashioned after an English Garden and still ...
... times...that was so fun.
Next we continued walking along the rocks because we wanted to see where the two rivers actually met. There was a lot of white water as one of the forks was flowing pretty fast. At the confluence point we noticed a small little side pool that was a sanctuary from the current and decided to make that our home base for the kids to get in some swimming. Man...what a beautiful and relaxing place!! There's something ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking