Category Archives: California

Bodie Revisited

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“Miners, gamblers and business continued to flood the area and by 1879, Bodie boasted a population of about 10,000 and 2,000 buildings. Before long the town supported some 30 gold mines, 65 saloons, numerous brothels, gambling halls, and opium dens, as well, as a number of legitimate businesses, including three newspapers, several churches, a couple […]

Log Cabin Mine and the Snow Blasters

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The Log Cabin Mine is located at 9,600‘ in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas above the town of Lee Vining. The state-of-the-art mine was opened in 1910 and could extract and process the gold from the quartz ore, making it one of the highest-producing mines in California. The mine operated for around 30 years but was […]

Mojave Road + Wandering

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The Mojave Road was first used by the Mojave Indians who traveled the route to trade small quantities of foodstuffs for seashells with the indigenous people along the Pacific Coast. In 1776, Spaniard Fr. Francisco Garcés (OFM) followed the trail to the New Spanish Mission San Gabriel. Other explorers and surveyors included Jedediah Smith, John […]

An Alternative View of the Sonoma Raceway

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The Sonoma Raceway, a.k.a. Sears Point Raceway a.k.a. Infineon Raceway, played host to the 2016 NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350. Since Fox Sports Network and an army of pro photographers take great action photos, this is merely a collection of alternate views of the raceway. Hot track-aside, we had pretty much unlimited access to the facility. […]

The Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island

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Last weekend, Dave and Irene and Carol and I went to Santa Cruz Island to volunteer with the Friends of the Island Fox to help remove non-native, invasive plants from the island, specifically, the oyster plant. In addition to the super-fun weed picking experience, we got to see and experience and learn many new things. […]

Doing Time on The Rock, See?

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With apologies to Edward G. Robinson.

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