Harold & Mary Ann, North to Alaska travel blog

 

Sutters Creek

 

Sutters Creek

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery, Our Group

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery, Storage Caves

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Winery

Ironstone Gold Nugget

Kennedy Mine Head Frame

Kennedy Mine Machine Shop

Kennedy Mine Ore Cart

Kennedy Mine Elevator

Stamp Mill

Gold Bar Foundry

Argonaut Mine


On the road again heading for our Alaskan adventure!!!! We left Lake Havasu on the 24Th of April to meet up with Dave & Carolyn, and Bob & Diana in nearby Needles, CA. From Needles we carravanned to Jackson, to attend a Newmar motor home rally, and to meet up with Ron & Carmen, another of the five couples going on our Alaskan adventure.

Jackson is an early California mining area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, close to Sutters Creek, Sutters Mill, Angels Camp and many other neat little towns from the gold rush era. While here we visited the Ironstone Winery in Murphy, CA. This is without question the most beautiful winery we've ever visited. We also spent some time in the quaint little towns of Sutters Creek, Jackson, and several others.

We went on a tour of the "Kennedy Mine" Which was for many years the deepest mine in north amaerica, at a depth of over one mile. The mine was closed in 1942 during world war two, after producing around 35 million dollars worth of gold!!! Next to the Kennedy Mine sits the Argonaut Mine, the home of California's worst mine disaster that killed 47 miners in a fire in 1922. Hope you enjoy the attached pictures. On May 2nd we move on to Redding California far a couple of days, and then up the Oregon coast.




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