Friday, January 24, 2014

CA History - Anniversary of the Discovery of Gold in CA

Another fabulous adventure!  We drove three hours for a great ceremony commemorating the discovery of gold in CA 166 years ago.  James Marshall, John Muir, and Sam Brannan were all there; marvelous actors who told stories as if they were the real thing.  We also heard Native American poems and music and were entertained with period fiddle music too.  After the ceremony we panned for gold (successfully!), had a wagon ride, and enjoyed a fun living history experience with more people in period costumes teaching us how to make rope, candles, and more.  Long day (especially since I took a wrong turn and got lost on the way back), but memorable and wonderful.

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