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Fools rush in…

With repairs of the bluffs above the bike trail actively ongoing with big construction equipment, you might think people would understand the area isn’t open for recreation. I’ll admit that I was among those who walked past the big concrete barriers several times during the summer — but that was before the serious work began. With the addition of the […]

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Memory Monday slides redux, Week 27

Chicago 1957 — I originally shared these images back in December 2017 and January 2018. Every time I look through these pictures, my desire to visit Chicago and see the museum (and all the other sights) for myself gets stronger! This dollhouse, belonging to silent film star Colleen Moore, was built in 1928 and has been on display at the museum […]

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Low water lake bed

I took these pictures on January 1, 2008, when the water level at Folsom Lake was low.  The communities of Mormon Island and Richmond Hill, on the South Fork of the American River, were inundated after the construction of Folsom Dam in the 1950s, but fragments of these historic sites still linger.

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Black-tail doe

Last Wednesday after a rainy morning, the weather calmed down a bit, and I ventured out to do some exploring over the dredger tailings on Mississippi Bar. I saw only one or two other people in the hour or so I was there; but an alert doe took notice of my arrival. She seemed to be all alone, and she […]

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A blast from the past

A few days ago in a post, I mentioned that I wondered if the Orangevale Palisades had ever been the site of hydraulic gold mining. I’m now a bit embarassed to admit I must have at one time known the answer to that question and completely forgot. The information was right under my nose, posted clearly on a sign beside […]

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