How was it that I could live here from the time I was 7 until I was 19 –and NOT make it to this town?
My love of history was in hyperdrive yesterday afternoon after Gail dropped me off at my hotel.
I needed a nap.
But NO! It was a bright, sunny ((And hot hot hot)) Sunday, but historic Old Town Auburn was just a short walk away.
And I’d been sitting ALL DAY. It was a day of short connections, and as luck would have it, my departing gate from Atlanta was only two gates down from where we came in from Greensboro…it was Off the plane, On the plane, and walk again!
So let’s walk!
Agapanthus! I’ve missed you!!
We had these all over our yard growing up in San Jose, and they are a distinct memory of my child hood. We used to take the blossoms and string them together and make lei's . They grow like weeds so it’s fun seeing them here!
The Placer County Courthouse stands tall and proud!
In the first floor, you will find the Placer County Historical museum. A 90 degree walk, even in dry heat, will leave you hot and sweaty and I took some time to wander the museum to cool off. It is free to the public!
This museum presents an overview of Placer County history from the early Nisenan inhabitants through the latter half of the 20th century. It also includes the Placer County Gold collection, the renowned Pate Collection of American Indian artifacts and the original Thomas Kinkade painting "Auburn Centennial".
Things I found interesting? The old Sherriff’s office!
Directing the building of his own scaffold?? Yikes!
Names in the ledger from the 1890s!
For these offenses:
Locked up for INSANITY!
I spent a good hour here just wandering the displays and checking everything out. My inner history buff was oh so happy!
From here it was a short walk to Old Town Auburn ---perfect for more wandering.
Cutest fire house ever!!
With a fire engine inside!
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|Old Town Auburn, CA 2015|
My challenge last night was to stay up until DARK so I could hopefully sleep through the night. Not an easy feat since I’d been up since 1am California time just to get here. By 9pm I’d had it ----
I woke up at 3:30am, forced myself back to sleep and made it all the way to 5:30. I’m raring to go!
Today we’ve got FIFTY quilters in a Cathedral Stars workshops – bring it on, it’s going to be a rocking good scrappy time!
Happy Monday, Everyone!