My brother's memorial service was held in the little town of Yreka, CA about 7 miles from where my brother and his wife live. A little town full of History from the Gold Rush days. You can see the evidence of it everywhere.
This statue of the gold miner and his burro is the entrance into the town.
This old mine car sits at the entrance of the Best Western Motel where we stayed. The continental breakfast offered by the motel was more than "continental" as we had a miner's breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage and biscuits and gravy...hot coffee and O.J. If you ever stay in Yreka, stay at the Miner's Inn. Excellent!!
Everywhere you stop...you find a miner hiding in the bushes!! Actually this is the gas station where we filled up before heading to OR. I will show you the other side of the bushes below.
Seeing these mine cars that rode up and down mines rails so many years ago is fascinating.
OK, this is the back side of the bush, and you can see the size of that old miner. I ask if I could help and he just said, "Step aside, Mam, this is man's work" and kept on working. Seeing I wasn't needed and didn't see any gold nuggets in the tray, we left for OR. HaHa ~ A really fun town to visit.