Tag Archives: California History

Ghost Towns: The Dreams of the Mother Lode Bit

(1848 – Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California.) Once or twice a year, I used to road trip with friends from Los Angeles to Las Vegas – and two things would invariably happen. First, I wouldn’t get rich playing the slots and would have to road trip straight back to work.  And second, […]

A Tidbit: Layers in Time

Greetings!  The latest weekly WordPress Photo Challenge of Layered made me think of this photo from a recent trip to Columbia, California.  It’s a shot of an old blacksmith shop and it speaks to me not just of a moment in time but of a moment in history too! Columbia State Historic Park is a lovingly preserved example […]

The Downtown Dreamin’ Bit

Just a block away from my SoCal home, an intersection is constantly being captured by this intriguing fellow with the keen eye and retro gear.  Although all he directs now is traffic, he’s a reminder of the area’s deep filmmaking roots.  But monuments in and around Los Angeles also call to mind other dreams and legacies […]