My husband and I set out for another great day drive through the gold country. As some of you may know gold was discovered in 1848 by James Marshal at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento,California in a beautiful place called Coloma. This discovery set off what was later to be coined the California Gold Rush. Tons of people came west with their sites set on riches. In order to support these folks many “gold towns” sprouted up. It’s always fun to me to go through and visit these towns observing how they have changed over the years. Some are quickly on their way to obscurity while others are being revitalized by wineries, antique shops, coffee houses, and restaurants. I have mixed emotions about the revitalization changes ultimately deciding it is for the best.
Join me on a tour of Columbia, a preserved gold town turned state park.
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