I'd like to consider it done but a narrow border might be better.
|Ohio Star and Log Cabin farmhouse quilt top|
A few miles north of Jamestown is Columbia State Historic Park, a gold rush town integrated into a living town. The proprietors and docents dress in period clothing to share a vision of life: mining, blacksmithing, cooking. There are two hotels and several restaurants. We watched blacksmithing, families riding the stagecoach...
|Stagecoach rides at Columbia State Historic Park|
and took a turn in the one lane bowling alley.
|Single lane bowling alley, Columbia State Historic Park|
Why did this house look familiar to me?* In 1940, the McConnell's bought and restored James Wilson's 1876 home, living here till their deaths. They petitioned the legislature to create a state park commemorating gold rush life - partly to keep the hotel across the street from turning into a brothel.
*It was Gary Cooper's home in the movie High Noon. Although I shouldn't be, I am constantly surprised to find so many classic movie locations around California.
Enjoy the day, Ann