Folsom’s history: The Chan House

On the lower end of Sutter Street, not far from the Light Rail station, sits a small nondescript house. This tiny building, so easily overlooked, actually holds the key to a rich and fascinating — and mostly forgotten — chapter in Folsom’s history that reaches back to the 1850s gold rush. During the 1880s, Folsom contained a vibrant Chinatown with […]

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Petal power

Today the weather was cool and overcast so I went for a walk around the neighborhood, and I couldn’t resist shooting some of the gorgeous roses I saw blooming at various locations. I just love these colors — and luckily they are easier for my camera to render more accurately than the deep red ones I often stop to admire.

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Memory Monday, Week 94

Three bridges cross this stretch of the American River, connecting Fair Oaks on the north bank and the community of Gold River on the south bank. The westernmost span is Jim’s Bridge (discussed in last week’s post here); just upstream lies the Sunrise Boulevard bridge, built in 1955. The easternmost crossing is the Old Fair Oaks Bridge. This double-span Pennsylvania […]

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Hungry bears

The black bears at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary seem pretty mellow — although I wouldn’t want to find myself inside their enclosure. On the other hand, this cat has made herself at home in the bear enclosure, and the bears don’t seem to mind her presence at all. I was visiting during the noontime feeding so I got to watch the […]

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