Recently, I visited a friend who lived in Copperopolis. Copperopolis is is a small town about 40 miles east of Stockton. It was a big mining town that was famous for its copper mines. The mines closed in 1946 and the big industry the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). SCC is one of the two prisons in the State responsible for the training and placement of male inmates in the Conservation Camp Program.
My friend drove me around a little bit:
First we drove by was Crystal Lake:
And then we stopped and walked around the Town Square area:
|The Town Hall|
|Copperopolis Olive Oil Company. Turns out the owner went to the same high school as me|
|Reportedly, Mark Twain wrote one of his greatest works "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" while living in Copperopolis|
And we ended up at the Yummy Ha!Ha! Ice Cream Shop. Where they had some great original art work on the walls:
Copperopolis is a cute and quaint small town (about 3,600 people), if you are ever out that way give it a visit.