Wizards of Oz

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[CART09] Columbia

Columbia State Park, in the heart of California's Mother Lode, is a preserved gold rush town -- complete with milling wheels, sluice wells for gold panning, a hand-pumped horse-drawn fire engine, and many saloons.

The rocks behind the sluice wells show the scars of water cannons, which were used during the latter portion of the gold rush to break the gold loose from the surrounding granite. Eldest and Man-Cub drew a big "zero" while panning, but did get a couple of cool stones (peridot and quartz).

Mmmmmm.... Sarsaparilla!



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