Tag Archives: Mother Lode

Ease of travel with a teardrop trailer; it’s David vs. Goliath!

Our Scotty at home in the Pinnacles National Park campground, amidst the behemeth trailers and fifth-wheels. All those owners want a tour of our little trailer! Rear galley with plenty of storage room; some teardrops have built-in gas stove or sink, this one does not. The back interior cabinets of our 58 Scotty offer lots […]

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Sonora, visitor-friendly cross-roads of Gold Rush and lumbering history!

      The Sugg-McDonald House dates to the mid-1850s, built on the property of a former slave; it is in process of being renovated.  The old City Hotel, opened in 1852, anchors the historic downtown Sonora business district. Sugar Pine Railroad Engine #3 worked the Sierra for many years, bringing logs out of the mountains to […]

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California’s Gold Rush…the trail is nearby in Mother Lode (Coloma, Placerville, Plymouth, Fiddletown to Amador City)

  Between 1850 and 1883, Coloma was home to a large Chinese population. Chinese merchants supplied many of the goods and implements used by the miners; after the huge 1883 fire, most of the Chinese moved on to new locations. These two stone buildings are all that remain of the early China camp. A Placerville […]

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Coloma; birthplace of the California Gold Rush!

Chinese stores: Between 1850 and 1883, Coloma was home to a large Chinese population. Chinese merchants supplied many of the goods and implements used by the miners; after the huge 1883 fire, most of the Chinese moved on to new locations. These two stone buildings are all that remain of the early China camp. The […]

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