Progress Forgotten

Progress Forgotten - Angels Camp, CA

Progress Forgotten

Driving through Angels Camp on my way home from my parent’s cabin in Arnold, CA, I spotted this remnant from the Gold Rush era just off of the side of the road.

I pulled over, turned the kids loose on the playground and walked up to see what it was all about. This was the site of the Utica Mine in Angels Camp, a town made famous by Mark Twain in the The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

Except for a large plaque next to this decaying machinery, the Utica Park seemingly does little to celebrate the mines influence over the region.

HDR Info: 3 Tifs derived from a single RAW and combined in Photomatix. Spot corrected with Photoshop by layered exposure blending. Shot hand-held.

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