Equipment at the Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA

Grandma's pump

The old house; the water tower was added later

Boats for rent at Hume Lake

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Artifacts 2: Barns, Windmills and Water Tanks, Corrals, Fences & the Like

Artifacts 3: Bridges, Railroad, Vehicles

Artifacts 4: Bodie, Mariposa, Mendocino

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The Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA
Entry way sign Equipment at the Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA Equipment at the Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA
Entry way sign Equipment at the Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA
   
Equipment at the Antique Gas & Steam Museum, Vista CA More antique engines Vintage oil well pump
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Stained glass window, Peanuts Museum, Santa Rosa CA Mission Inn, San Bernardino Mission Inn, decorated for Christmas
Stained glass window, Peanuts Museum, Santa Rosa CA Mission Inn, San Bernardino Mission Inn, decorated for Christmas
  
Friant Dam, San Joaquin River, Fresno/Madera Counties Indian village and valley oak, Indian Grinding Rock State Park Basket on display at Yosemite Museum
Friant Dam, San Joaquin River, Fresno/Madera Counties Indian village and valley oak, Indian Grinding Rock State Park Basket on display at Yosemite Museum, made by Lucy Telles, of the Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiutes
  
Fake Pine Tree/Cell Phone Tower, Madera County Double decker The Inn, Parkfield CA
Fake Pine Tree/Cell Phone Tower, by Highway 41 in Madera County Double decker The Inn, Parkfield CA
   
The Parkfield Cafe Parkfield Engine Sand Hog at Amador County Fairgrounds
The Parkfield Cafe Parkfield Engine Sand Hog at Amador County Fairgrounds
  
Ahwahnee Round House Amador City, CA Binghamton NY
Ahwahnee Round House (from Sierra Telephone Co directory) Amador City, CA Binghamton NY
   
Peggy Sue's Diner, at Yermo, off I-15 near Barstow Round bales Power pole
Peggy Sue's Diner, at Yermo, off I-15 near Barstow Round bales Power pole
    
Power Poles, Cunningham Road, Merced County Power Poles, Cunningham Road, Merced County Metal rings let hikers get through Banshee Canyon at Mojave National Preserve
Power pole, Cunningham Road, Merced County CA Close-up

Metal rings let hikers get through Banshee Canyon at Mojave National Preserve in the Mojave Desert

      
The old homestead is long gone; new development surrounds this old fireplace    Site of Pine Logging Company Mill near Dinkey Creek The office
The old homestead is long gone; new development surrounds this old fireplace Site of Pine Logging Company Mill near Dinkey Creek The office (Pine Logging Co Site
   
Dick relaxes outside an old cabin Restored cabins at logging camp The old store
Dick relaxes outside an old cabin (J. Neely photo) Restored cabins at logging camp The old store
   
Inside the store Ice cream, anyone? Store counter
Inside the store Ice cream, anyone? Store counter
    
Fish Company Restaurant, Baton Rouge Bale Grist Mill Water turning the wheel at Bale Grist Mill
Fish Company Restaurant, Baton Rouge Bale Grist Mill, Napa Valley Water turning the wheel at the mill
   
Gears inside the mill Exterior of mill building Old Parkfield Hotel, now used for storage
Gears inside the mill Exterior of mill building This was the original hotel in  Parkfield CA; it burned down in 2011
   
Florence Lake dam, Sierra National Forest Another view of the dam The dam under construction, probably mid 1920s
Florence Lake dam, San Joaquin River, Sierra National Forest Another view of the dam

The dam under construction, probably mid 1920s

    
Point Cabrillo Light Station Close up view of light Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (at current location in Shelter Cover)
Point Cabrillo Light Station Close up view of light Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (at current location in Shelter Cover)
    
Another view of the lighthouse Umpqua Lighthouse, Oregon Target, Arizona desert
Another view of the lighthouse Umpqua Lighthouse, Oregon Target, Arizona desert
    
Can you identify this one? Fire ring with hearth, made from exfoliated granite slabs A very fine fire ring
Can you identify this one? Fire ring with hearth, made from exfoliated granite slabs A very fine fire ring
    
Hearst Castle The main house Patio and gardens
Hearst Castle The main house at Hearst Castle Patio and gardens
   
Abandoned stamp mill, Mariposa County Mountain dulcimers, hand-made by Andy Crandall

The outdoor pool at Hearst Castle

Abandoned stamp mill, Mariposa County (photo by Crandall)

Mountain dulcimers, hand-made by Andy Crandall (photo by Crandall)

   

No one's home    A place where someone leaned three sticks together Toothpick holder owned by Emily Bell Mason (1858 - 1921)
No one's home (photo by Crandall)  A place where someone leaned three sticks together Toothpick holder owned by Emily Bell Mason (1858 - 1921)
    
Pitcher owned by Hazel Mason Estel (1917 - 2007) Cup owned by Pauline Mayer Estel (1855 - 1940) Bowl owned by Aletha Gashe Clifton (1875 - 1959)
Pitcher owned by Hazel Mason Estel (1917 - 2007) Cup owned by Pauline Mayer Estel (1855 - 1940) Bowl owned by Aletha Gashe Clifton (1875 - 1959)
   
Seed store, Delta OH Hay drying at Cal State University, Fresno Carved stump in California Meadow, Sierra National Forest
Seed store, Delta OH Hay drying at Cal State University, Fresno Carved stump in California Meadow, Sierra National Forest
   
Oil wells near Long Beach, 1937 Burning the rotting pallets Tree house on huge section of cottonwood trunk

Oil wells near Long Beach, 1937 (Mabel Estel photo)

Burning the rotting pallets Tree house on huge section of cottonwood trunk, Parkfield CA
    
One of two fountains in Parkfield Fountain near the restaurant Lanterns at San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad Museum
One of two fountains in Parkfield Fountain near the restaurant

Lanterns at San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad Museum (Shaver Crossing) near Big Creek CA

   
Saw blades at San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad Museum Penstocks carry water from Huntington Lake to the Big Creek power house Big Creek #1
Saw blades at the museum Penstocks carry water from Huntington Lake to the Big Creek power house Big Creek Power House #1
   
Jackhammer marks where rock was drilled for dynamite during road construction
Western town replica, off Highway 41 in Madera County CA Inside the Mercantile Store Jackhammer marks where rock was drilled for dynamite during road construction near Mono Hot Springs
    
Pioneer cabin, moved from another location to Nelder Grove in 1980-81 Arizona 1931 Nebraska 1929
Pioneer cabin, moved from another location to Nelder Grove in 1980-81 License plates from Ashton collection
   
Indiana 1947 Wisconsin 1910 Interpretive sign in Nelder Grove, Sierra National Forest
More Ashton plates Interpretive sign in Nelder Grove, Sierra National Forest
   
Section of tramway used for logging in Nelder Grove Nature made it a tree; man made it a stump   Rock Wall near lodge in Sequoia National Park
Section of tramway used for logging in Nelder Grove

Nature made it a tree; man made it a stump

Rock Wall near lodge in Sequoia National Park
      
Downtown Bakersfield Infrastructure
Downtown Bakersfield (date unknown) Infrastructure More infrastructure
   
Rusted old kettle near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA
Out with the old red pipe... ...and in with the new green Rusted old kettle near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA
    
Bag I made using an Indian-style weaving technique Opposite side of bag Grandma's pump

Bag I made using an Indian-style weaving technique

Opposite side of bag

Grandma's pump

   
The Internet does not tell me what this building above Lake Millerton is for Like a mine shaft, but it's not, and no one knows what it is - at San Joaquin Gorge Yokuts Indian shelter at San Joaquin Gorge Management Area
The Internet does not tell me what this building above Lake Millerton is for Like a mine shaft, but it's not, and no one knows what it is - at San Joaquin Gorge Yokuts Indian shelter at San Joaquin Gorge Management Area
   
This strange device captures and stores rainwater for wildlife at the Gorge Steps on the San Joaquin Gorge nature trail New steps being installed on the Pa'San Ridge Trail
This strange device captures and stores rainwater for wildlife at the Gorge

Steps on the San Joaquin Gorge nature trail

New steps being installed on the Pa'San Ridge Trail
   
This sign at the San Joaquin Gorge Recreaton Area means "Place of Blue Oaks" A unique trail entrance Buck Brush

This sign at the San Joaquin Gorge Recreation Area means "Place of Blue Oaks"

A unique trail entrance at San Joaquin Gorge Nature Trail Typical sign along the Nature Trail, including the Yokuts Indian name
   
Goalie sculpture outside the World Arena in Colorado Springs Zamboni at the World Arena Tower for electrical transmission line in Merced River canyon
Goalie sculpture outside the World Arena in Colorado Springs Zamboni at the World Arena Tower for electrical transmission line in Merced River canyon
   
Power line up the slope of Kennedy Table, San Joaquin Gorge area Cedar bark shelters at the gorge The historic Venetian Hotel in Capitola
Power line up the slope of Kennedy Table, San Joaquin Gorge area Cedar bark shelters at the gorge The historic Venetian Hotel in Capitola
   
Room door at the Venetian Store in Bootjack, Mariposa County Rugged but practical lawn furniture for sale in Parkfield CA
Room door at the Venetian Store in Bootjack, Mariposa County (by Bonnie Portnoy) Rugged but practical lawn furniture for sale in Parkfield CA
   
Big spool back of the cafe in Parkfield This mill in Parkfield is pulled through the log instead of the usual method where the log moves into the saw These quail keep watch on a ranch fence next to the bridge
Big spool back of the cafe in Parkfield This mill in Parkfield is pulled through the log instead of the usual method where the log moves into the saw These quail keep watch on a ranch fence near Parkfield
    
Mail boxes in Parkfield Mr. Spurlock's Perpetual Motion Machine (no, it didn't actually work) One of many old log structures around Baker, NV
Mail boxes in Parkfield

Mr. Spurlock's Perpetual Motion Machine (no, it didn't actually work)

One of many old log structures around Baker, NV
     
Replica of Osceola Ditch (flume), Great Basin National Park Downtown Baker, NV Abandoned cabin on US 191 in Utah
Replica of Osceola Ditch (flume), Great Basin National Park Downtown Baker NV Abandoned cabin on US 191 in Utah
   
Closeup of construction This wall of Indian grinding stones  is part of a motel in Mesa AZ Indiana farm house
Closeup of construction

This wall of Indian grinding stones  is part of a motel in Mesa AZ

Indiana farm house
   
The ranch house Another abandoned homestead Geographic center of US marker in Kansas
Nobody home - abandoned ranch house in Colorado Another abandoned homestead Geographic center of US marker in Kansas
    
"Modest" cottage by Wampler's Lake in Michigan Abandoned farm buildings in Fulton County, Ohio A bit of whimsy along the road into Great Basin National Park

"Modest" cottage by Wampler's Lake in Michigan

Abandoned farm buildings in Fulton County, Ohio

A bit of whimsy along the road into Great Basin National Park
    
Beaded glove in museum at Vernal, UT A nice display of projectile points in the museum Homesteader's cabin in Rocky Mountain National Park
Beaded glove in museum at Vernal, UT

A nice display of projectile points in the museum

Homesteader's cabin in Rocky Mountain National Park

   
Oil pump in Rangely, CO The long gone rancher worked hard designing his mail box Part of an old dude ranch in what is now Rocky Mountain National Park
Oil pump in Rangely, CO The long gone rancher worked hard designing his mail box Part of an old dude ranch in what is now Rocky Mountain National Park
     
Along what used to be Route 66 in Arizona Another man and nature collaboration  Mark Twain stump

Along what used to be Route 66 in Arizona

Another man and nature collaboration Stairway up the Mark Twain stump
   
Fence built to protect the Bull Buck Marker on the old road to Yosemite Fireplace at Bissett Station site

Fence to protect the giant Bull Buck sequoia in Nelder Grove (Wes Thiessen photo)

Marker on the old road to Yosemite Fireplace at Bissett Station site
   
Concrete and stone work at the "waterworks" near the Big Creek Road This rusted valve has long been inoperable Power pole near Secata Ridge

Concrete and stone work at the "waterworks" near the Big Creek Road near Pine Flat Lake

This rusted valve has long been inoperable

Power pole near Secata Ridge above Pine Flat Lake

 
Old cabin at Goofy Smith Flat on Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County Covered bridge plaque in Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains The bridge, over 120 years old
Old cabin at Goofy Smith Flat on Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County Covered bridge plaque in Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains The bridge, over 120 years old
 
Standpipe in  Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz Mountains A collection of electrical insulators Bench on the Shaw'-Shuck Trail at Hensley Lake
Standpipe in  Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz Mountains A collection of electrical insulators Bench on the Shaw'-Shuck Trail at Hensley Lake
   
Wire-bound wood pipe; lots of it remains under the streets, no longer in use Ajax 50 gallon chemical fire extinguisher Cornish pump, used to extract water from mine shafts

Wire-bound wood pipe used under the streets of Virginia City NV

Ajax 50 gallon chemical fire extinguisher at museum in Virginia CIty

Cornish pump, used to extract water from Virginia City mine shafts

   
A long-abandoned homestead Bicycle planter Dust pattern on my Honda
A long-abandoned homestead in Mariposa County

Bicycle planter

Dust pattern on my Honda
   
Electrical tower near Pine Flat Lake Base of the tower Looking up through the tower
Electrical tower near Pine Flat Lake Base of the tower Looking up through the tower
    
Overpass in Canada to provide a natural crossing for wildlife Each key on this typewriter has upper and lower case, and a number or symbol Note the unusual double shift key
Overpass in Canada to provide a natural crossing for wildlife Each key on this typewriter has upper and lower case, and a number or symbol Note the unusual double shift key
   
Highway 99 freeway construction in Bakersfield in the 196s Bakersfield Civic Auditorium Old cabin in Nichols Meadow on California Creek
Highway 99 freeway construction in Bakersfield in the 196s Bakersfield Civic Auditorium Old cabin in Nichols Meadow on California Creek
     
Beside a trail in Yosemite. No one knows who or why Kid pools next to a dry flood basin in Clovis provide a ramp for some creature A unique and charming house in Old Town Clovis

Beside a trail in Yosemite. No one knows who or why

Kid pools next to a dry flood basin in Clovis provide a ramp for some creature

A unique and charming house in Old Town Clovis

      
Crane in Clovis junk yard And another one Mouse Rock
Crane in Clovis junk yard And another one Mouse Rock
 
School desk from late 1800s 17th Century school desk Found discarded on a canal bank in 2015 in a pile of papers from same time period
School desk from late 1800s 17th Century school desk

Found discarded on a canal bank in 2015 in a pile of papers from same time period 

  
Native American ruins at Valhalla Overlook, Grand Canyon North Rim Fireplace construction hasn't changed in 1,500 years On the remote eastern side of California
Native American ruins at Valhalla Overlook, Grand Canyon North Rim

Fireplace construction hasn't changed in 1,500 years

On the remote eastern side of California
   
Power pole/cell tower combination Trail marker in Arches Natioanal Park Man-made mini-arch in the park
Power pole/cell tower combination Trail marker in Arches Natioanal Park Man-made mini-arch in the park
    
Petroglyphs at Atlotl Rock in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park People have built a dozen mini-arches in this spot in Arches National Park Water inlet, Dry Creek Canal in Clovis
Petroglyphs at Atlotl Rock in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park

People have built a dozen mini-arches in this spot in Arches National Park

Water inlet, Dry Creek Canal in Clovis
        
Gas station at Grant Grove in the winter Pipes and valves in Clovis Electrical tower and line at San Joaquin River Gorge Recreation Area

Gas station at Grant Grove in the winter of 1973

Pipes and valves in Clovis Electrical tower and line at San Joaquin River Gorge Recreation Area
    
Turbine arriving at PG&E power plant at San Joaquin River Gorge This bench at Hensley Lake is almost hidden in the tall spring grass   Nature made the rocks, but Mr. W arranged them like this
Turbine arriving at PG&E power plant at San Joaquin River Gorge

This bench at Hensley Lake is almost hidden in the tall spring grass

  Nature made the rocks, but Mr. W arranged them like this
   
The old house; the water tower was added later   Hay bailing machine near Parkfield CA Cellar door in downtown Philadelphia
Farm house from about 1890; at the Center for River Studies   Hay bailing machine near Parkfield CA Cellar door in downtown Philadelphia
     
Independence Hall, Philadelphia Lifts at an equipment rental yard Pioneer cabin at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park  
Independence Hall, Philadelphia Lifts at an equipment rental yard Pioneer cabin at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park
   
Newly baled hay nera Parkfield Round bales make an appearance for the first time at Parkfield Rock piles built by people insufficiently challenged by the hike
Newly baled hay near Parkfield Round bales make an appearance for the first time at Parkfield Rock piles built by people insufficiently challenged by the hike
     
Power pole with lots of insulators Wood pile at Stargazer Rock camp New vista point on Highway168
Power pole with lots of insulators Wood pile at Stargazer Rock camp New vista point on Highway168
     
Courtright Dam, built in the 1950s Another view of the dam Lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Walnut Creek
Courtright Dam, built in the 1950s Another view of the dam Lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Walnut Creek
   
This log across a trail comes with instructions on how to get past it Hume Lake Dam, Giant Sequoia in the National Monument Boats for rent at Hume Lake
This log across a trail comes with instructions on how to get past it Hume Lake Dam, Giant Sequoia in the National Monument Boats for rent at Hume Lake
     
Logs killed by drought and beetles, and equipment used to process them Construction by the Dry Creek Trail in Clovis Gilroy Museum, in the former Dale Carnegie Library
Logs killed by drought and beetles; equipment used to process them Construction by the Dry Creek Trail in Clovis CA Gilroy Museum, in the former Dale Carnegie Library
    
Telephone switchboard in Gilroy Museum Baby scale in the museum This former ranger station by the Kings River is now a rental cabin
Telephone switchboard in Gilroy Museum Baby scale in the museum This former ranger station by the Kings River is now a rental cabin
   
Parked at a motel along the Old Town Trail in Clovis in March 2017 The first gas I bought came from a pump like this A couple of rare antiques
Parked at a motel along the Old Town Trail in Clovis in March 2017 The first gas I bought came from a pump like this A couple of rare antiques
       
Richfield, ancestor of ARCO
Richfield, ancestor of ARCO Water tanker at Parkfield rodeo grounds Parkfield's big wheel
   
Log chipping operation in Oakhurst Log deck Where some of the logs came from
      
During peak runoff, Black Rock Dam forms this delightful man-made waterfall
     
This steep metal stairway leads down toward the dam Eby stamp mill at Belden Rest Stop, just down the river from Caribou Crossroads Fly wheel and shafts of the heavy stamps, used for crushing gold ore
     
Power transmission poles near the Feather River Penstock above Caribou Road near Feather River Teri Liddle spotted these relics of the past in the mountains of Fresno County
     
Guest House Museum in Fort Bragg CA Old time street clock in Fort Bragg   "Donkey engine," used to haul logs out of the forest
   
   
An unexpected sight - dozens of rock artifacts next to the Kings Canyon Overlook on the Generals Highway
  
A closer look at one section Clovis had tiny houses before they were a thing Highway 180 near Kings River, en route to Cedar Grove (built by convict labor)
     
Cupola from old Fresno County Courthouse Shelter near Chilkoot Creek Sierra National Forest
      
More antique engines

A unique and charming house in Old Town Clovis

Vintage oil well pump

Hay bailing machine near Parkfield CA

 

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