It is interesting, in a discouraging way, how different states treat their 'history' both natural and man-made...California has been good about it but with the lack of funding lots of places are being closed which means vandalism and deterioration will be happening ):
Well Missouri doesn't put enough money into anything historical I'm afraid...a few years back they tore down the old mansion house that was used in the Judy Garland movie "Meet Me In St.Louis",it was a fantastic house,but no one wanted to save it!!
Can't save everything...I think we have a harder time "saving" things here in the States than in Europe 'cuz we build with wood rather than stone or bricks and wood takes so much more continuous care what with how easily it rots etc...
I know they are there in "New England" but you have to hunt them out... any back in your neck of the woods would have the chance of having pretty fall foliage - not so for the ones here. This one is maybe about an hour from Marysville/Yuba City, perhaps you could do the drive on your next trip out
LOL, live and learn there is a surprising amount of history still preserved around here - having grown up with Spanish Missions etc. in southern CA it is very different seeing the "old west" and 49'ers gold here in northern CA.
LOL, there are several in the Sierra foothills, well three that I know of... this one, as you can see, is in one of the canyons cut through the lava flow from Mt Lassen... thanks for noticing my lines I was trying for them
It is very easy to find - head up the Skyway to Paradise from Chico and there are signs...Honey Run Road - the road will wind around (getting very twisty and single lane) all the way up the canyon to Paradise...there's another near Cherokee on Table Mountain near Oroville, and then a third on the Yuba River east of Marysville (I think - that one you'll need to google)
It was a very pretty day - new green growth and water in the creek
Thanks Brian! I haven't been here since I graduated from CSUChico - so...30 years?! Looks the same LOL. Don't remember HoneyRun being so twisty and skinny but the last few times way in the past were on a motorcycle so that makes a big difference