Twain Harte and Knights Ferry

As requested, a little history and pics from two ends of the gold country.

Back in the late winter, I had the pleasure of visiting Twain Harte in Tuolumne County. It is up in the mountains a bit, so lots of pine trees

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 It was a sunny morning

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Cute town, bad shot

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Much better

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Early spring blooms

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They have a unique private lake formed by a natural granite rock dome and a manmade dam

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The dome exfoliated, the heavy sides snapped from the round top a few millimeters and they drained the lake to ensure it was still safe (it is now partially refilled)

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I really wanted to walk on it and see, but tons of fencing discouraged me

 

 

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Kinda sad to see the dry lakebed, but lots more of those to come

 

 

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You can see some of the homeowner docks for perspective

 

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Then I went down to Knights Ferry, a small town on the Stanislaus river in the foothills. They have a very old covered bridge and park

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A beauty, no?

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From the inside

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A mid-span view of the river

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The toll house

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Very old building made with local stone

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Along with this old powerhouse

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Abandoned so long a tree has grown inside

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Some historical info

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One of the water mains

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The pumphouse had the machinery that turns to generate electricity

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More parts, more plants taking over

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One of those old mill stones, which were imported from Europe

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The town is also very historic, most buildings were from the 1800’s

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So pretty, also houses the tiny post office

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The art deco mail boxes were a highlight

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But the sunset on the way home was outstanding, as you can see below

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In the valley the sunset’s seem to be so expansive

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This one was particularly vibrant

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I have no words….

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I’ll try to be more prompt posting regularly.

 

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2 Responses to Twain Harte and Knights Ferry

  1. Mary says:

    What gorgeous shots of the sunset!

  2. Dana says:

    Knights Ferry is super cute!!!

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