Friday, April 13, 2007

Day Trip'n with Lady Jan # 3

Line shaft and pulley

We finally made it to;

Mariposa, and we went to the Mariposa museum but I couldn't take pictures inside.

But I could outside the museum.

Line shaft and pulley

High pressure pump

High pressure pump
This is a pioneer device for turning a mountain into a hole, just to find a small bag full of gold.Posted by Picasa

Water Wheel

Stamp Mill

Used to crush rocks into gravel so that gold can be collected through use of mercury, and incidental adding mercury poisoning to the environment.

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Phew after all that I'm tired and hungry, so we went and got something to eat.


Lee said...

Great pics, and interesting story, Janice...thanks. :)

Granny said...

That might be a plan for the girls during the summer. It's only a few miles down the road and they have a good Chinese restaurant.

Janice said...

Hi Lee,

Thank you that is very kind.

Hi Ann,

I really like the town of Mariposa, and they do indeed have a Chinese restaurant, but I can't reconment it simply because I have never eaten there.

They use to have a restaurant that served ostrich burgers, but we didn't go there this trip.

Thank you for your comments,
Your Lady Jan~