Mexico Monday redux, Week 17

I confess that not all this week’s images are from Mexico, so it’s a bit of a mixture of Mexico Monday and Memory Monday — but they are the last of the slides grouped together in small boxes, so I present them here today. I’ll start off with pictures from a holiday trip I took with my mom and dad […]

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The Adventure Continues… California Missions

California schoolkids learn all about the history of our state when they reach the fourth grade, and that includes the California missions. Throughout the three centuries since their construction, these 21 historic California missions have experienced destruction from fires, earthquakes, and neglect. Only this week the San Gabriel Mission in Los Angeles was devastated by a fire in the sanctuary. […]

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Bayley’s Folly revisited

A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of the Bayley house, a historic brick structure that sits beside Highway 49 not far from the town of Cool in El Dorado County. Last Friday, I went back for a closer look. Although the property is currently fenced off and seems abandoned, various attempts at restoration have been ongoing since […]

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At the waterline, Part 2

I do not know what sort of building or buildings once stood on this site, on a point of land just north of where Sweetwater Creek enters Folsom Lake. This area is located on the South Fork of the American River near the Salmon Falls Bridge, and since the lake levels appeared to be rising on the day of this […]

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