This episode of California’s Gold speaks to me because gold dredgers operated in the American River near Mississippi Bar and Negro Bar from the early 1900s until 1962. There are still people living in my area who recall the constant noise of the dredgers as a regular part of their childhood. Aside from that, La Grange is a great example […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Smooth.
Last Monday I concluded my tale of our overnight trip to the coast in July 1998; this week I’m continuing the ocean theme with photos from the impulsive day trip I took with the Big Guy back in August 1999. Yes — we drove more than 200 miles round trip in a single day just for the brief chance to […]
When you’re hiking on Mississippi Bar, one thing you can be sure to find is plenty of rocks — in all sizes, shapes, and colors. After awhile, you’ve seen so many rocks everywhere you start to go a little bit rock-crazy; I had to stop myself from shooting every random boulder that caught my eye! I had the suspicion that […]
Mississippi Bar is very large, and these days most of it consists mainly of heaps of dredger tailings, trees of various sizes, and plenty of dirt trails. The area closest to the intersection of Main and Sunset avenues was occupied by Teichart Aggregates for many years; when the company moved out, they did quite a bit of re-landscaping to mitigate […]
I have no idea why someone decided to plant a flag atop of this pile of dredger tailings at Mississippi Bar. But I was happy to see it, because it was completely unexpected — and gave me a good excuse to climb to the top and check out the somewhat dreary landscape.
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week: Isolated Subjects.