Monday, I took all of the girls on a field trip to Columbia Historic State Park. It's an old gold rush town about an hour and a half from us. We aren't studying CA history this year but we needed to get out and do something fun.
The old Main Street makes you feel like you are walking around back in the 1800's. They have the original Wells Fargo Bank along with the shipping station. The character of the shops have been maintained well. Some of the sidewalks were still wooden. The shop owners all wore costumes specific to that era.
|They had a dress up room for children|
|This was an old bowling lane with 3 small heavy balls and wooden pins.|
|Old 2 story school house. There was one room on each story|
|The school before it was restored|
|infamous dunce cap|
We are planning on going back again to do some gold panning. It was a fun trip and a nice day.