Tag Archives: Mokelumne Hill

Future travel; plan now to explore the nearby Gold Rush Highway…

The nearby Gold Rush Highway offers rich history, scenery! We have mainly been sheltering in place for the last couple of months, hiking trails near our home, traveling to places of interest in the city and county, not much more. We were about to drive up into the foothills and check a few old favorites […]

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Roadtrip: Mokelumne River; wild and scenic river, wildflowers, history and quaint towns

The hills along Electra Road are alive with California poppies and other wildflowers. Old homestead dating to late gold rush days along Middle Bar Road. California poppies blanket a hillside above the Mokelumne River just above Hwy. 49 in late March. Mokelumne River; wild and scenic river, wildflowers, history and quaint towns Recent spring rains […]

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California Gold Rush, top destinations in central CA (Part II; Sutter Creek, Jackson, Moke Hill, San Andreas)

Historic church in Mokelumne Hill dates to the Gold Rush years.     The historic east side of downtown Mokelumne Hill survived the fires that ravaged much of the city. Last week’s feature homed in on the Hwy. 49 Gold¬†Rush trail from Coloma south to Amador City.¬† This week, we continue on Hwy. 49, southbound. […]

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