Photographer's Note

Here's a shot of "dueling" drinking establishments in Downtown Auburn, California.

Auburn is one of the many interesting little historic Gold Rush towns strung along State Route 49 in Northern California's Gold Country. Auburn is better known for a couple architectural gems that I've posted previously, its gingerbread firehouse and the county courthouse.

Since there's not a whole lot to Auburn's downtown area, there seemed to be a rather high proportion of drinking establishments here. There were a couple others not pictured here. Perhaps it can be attributed to the legacy of the hard-drinking gold miners. Another thing I found interesting about the signs is they appeared rather old and vintage. But with the resurgence of the Martini as a popular drink, they also have a sort of "retro" coolness about them.

Being close to Sacromento, Auburn is a great place to start a tour of California's Gold Country.


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Additional Photos by Douglas Arrasin (darrasin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 55 N: 835] (2860)
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