Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daytrip to the mountains

It’s good, really good, to get out of town every once and a while.  We drove two hours East to Graeagle, CA, for lunch.

On the way to and from we drove through Quincy.

20091010 Gridley Graveyard 1

This is the cemetery on Hwy 70 between the West and East parts of Quincy. It’s a relatively recent cemetery. Earliest date of death is probably 1882. The last date of death is probably 1996. The Quincy Cemetery District Database has records about the graves. Besides names and dates, there are notes like “ashes”, “baby”, “child”, “infant”, “colored”, “Masonic”. I was surprised to see the “colored” note from the 1940s and 1950s. There was one from 1912, and then none ‘til the ‘40s and ‘50s, and then no more.  Makes you wonder what the black history would be for Plumas County.

20091010 Graeagle Millworks Lunch


We had another wonderful lunch at the Graegle Millworks.  Fall color is just barely starting.

After lunch there was a quick drive up to Gold Lake, not very scenic this time of year, and then home.  There was about 4.5 hours of driving and about a 1/2 hour of lunching.  Much of the drive up Hwy 70 is along the Feather River, which is just beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Is there possibly another person besides me who likes to visit cemeteries? Wonderful pics. Renate