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Carts and Carriages

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After the Goldrush II.
After the signs in the Goldrush village of my previous post, today transport around 1850.
Two cards and one stagecoach. The stagecoach is still in use, the two cards are retired.

■ Main picture: Blue Mining Cart
■ Workshop 1: Stagecoach
■ Workshop 2: Red Cart

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/90 sec
F-Stop: f/6.7
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 52 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-09 15:15
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 2770 kb

Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia is a town located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in Tuolumne County, California, United States. It was founded as a boomtown in 1850 when gold was found in the vicinity, and was known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines."
The town's historic central district is within the Columbia State Historic Park, which preserves the 19th century mining town features. The U.S. historic district is a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places

'Columbia State Historic Park, also known as Columbia Historic District'/Park, is a state park unit and National Historic Landmark District preserving historic downtown Columbia, California, USA. It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush, most of which remain today. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

The site was proclaimed a state historic park in 1946, and the restored buildings are operated as an inhabited, working open-air museum. Individuals in period costumes run a handmade candy store, a Daguerreotype studio, and stagecoach rides, among other stores and restaurants.
The Columbia Museum, formerly the Cavalier Museum, is located in the Knapp building.
Volunteers with the Friends of Columbia State Historic Park host many special living history programs at the park each year. During Gold Rush Days, held the second Saturday of each month, park docents in period clothing lead programs in the park, and there are special exhibits and hands-on activities. Free tours of the town are offered on weekends year-round and daily in the summer.
(source: Wikipedia)

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