My mom and sister baked some homemade cinnamon rolls this morning/afternoon, so I had to grab my camera and macro lens and take some pictures. Take a look:
The cinnamon rolls were awesome – definitely a good thing to eat on a rainy day.
My dad and I yesterday revisited French Corral, California to get some more photos and explore the area for other mining remnants. I mainly wanted a full shot of the Wells Fargo & Co. building, which I find really awesome looking, but I also wanted to see if we could find the old schoolhouse in French Corral, which I initially read about here during my research session. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find the schoolhouse (or if we had, we weren’t aware of it,) though at least we made off with a couple good photos.
We were also walking around and stumbled upon a monument commemorating the world’s first long distance telephone:
The text on it reads, “Commemorating the first long distance telephone in the world. Built in 1877, by the Ridge Telephone Co, it connected French Corral with French Lake 58 miles away. It was operated by the Milton Mining Co from this building which was built about 1855. Marker placed and dedicated by Columbia Parlor No 70 Native Daughters of the Golden West. May 19, 1940.”
I don’t know what it is about French Corral, but I am going to have to do some more research into it. There might possibly be some records in a local library, mentions of it in historic newspapers or documents, etc. There doesn’t appear to be a ton of information about French Corral (not to mention smaller mining towns, which I’d also like to take a look at) on the internet, so it may be time for me to do some digging locally. I feel like there’s something about French Corral that I may be missing. More on this to come.