Columbia State Park Main Street

Columbia State Park

A good deal of the recreation in California in the summer months centers around water, or the highest parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains....
Methodist Church, Bodie State Park, California

Bodie State Park

We've all seen the classic western movies depicting life in the west, and the glorious days of the American cowboy. The “wild west” has...
Sluice Box, Henry Sandham

Gold Mining Techniques

  There are three principal methods of gold mining in California. Placer mining was one of the most popular, and involved removing gold from deposits...