California, Family and a New Home

 Before we headed to family in the San Fran area we took a side trip to Jackson, CA.  This cute little town in the foothills of the Sierras was a booming gold mining town in the 1800s.  Argonaut Mine was opened in the 1850’s as one of the deepest mines in the world at a depth of 6300 ft and produced over $17,000,000 during it’s time.  In 1922, 47 men were trapped below the surface by fire.  Rescue operations lasted for three weeks but all died.  The town was like a lot of other gold mining towns we have visited except for the unique cemetery.  We spent over an hour wondering through this huge cemetery with so many grave sites from the 1800s.  We have never seen a cemetery like…
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