Monday, March 6, 2017

Some More Copperopolis


I went back to visit my friends in the great town of Copperopolis. The little town that was founded on copper and supplied much of the copper to the nation during the Civil War, WWI and WWII. The mines have shut down but it is a nice small town with some history:


The Copperopolis Armory built in 1866



One of the last family founded and operated  by that family phone companies in America. Founded in 1895
The Congressional Church dedicated in 1866
Original brick inside the church

An old abandoned copper mine
Copperopolis is a throwback to a different time. I think I need to go back and see the old cemetery and find out more about how Mark Twain wrote "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" in Copperopolis:


22 comments:

  1. It is fun visiting really old towns and reading or hearing about some of it's history and seeing the old buildings.

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  2. I never heard of this town. There are so many places like this in the world that have one small claim to fame. I'm sure this town's contribution was significant to the country in its day.

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  3. I love these pictures. Wish I could travel more!

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  4. Little key things like that make a town so much more interesting. I love it.

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  6. I love visiting small towns with this kind of history, Patrick. I especially like the shot of the church. I love taking pics of old churches. They have such beauty, in my opinion. Thanks for taking us on these tours with you!

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  7. Patrick, You find some of the most interesting little towns to visit and this is no exception. I love the old buildings that speak of a time long ago of hardships, labor, and love. Thanks for sharing and joining me for WW!

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  8. I love doing this sort of visit with my family!

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  9. Copperopolis ...that is seriously cool. I had no idea such a place existed. Thank you for sharing!
    Happy Wednesday, from the Wordless Wednesday linkup!
    Megs

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  10. Fun! I love visiting old, little towns. They have such a story to tell. #alittlebitofeverything

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  11. That old church is gorgous. What an interesting history. #alittlebitofeverything

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  12. It was interesting to read about Copperopolis and so cool that Mark Twain wrote one of his famous stories there!

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  13. so cute. if it weren't so far, i would put it on my list ;)

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  14. Oh wow, this is amazing! The older the better I say. Ahhhhh if walls could talk. Thanks so much for sharing my friend! Have a great day!

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  15. I like the frog! Interesting place!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

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  17. always to fun to see where you are going to take us!

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  18. This would be an interesting place to visit and it's great to know the history. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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  19. Wow, Patrick. This is such an amazing little town! The photographs are beautiful and the history is so interesting. I always get nostalgic for times so many generations before I ever existed. I wonder what life was like. And all we have left these days are these little glimpses that people like you provide for us! So thank you for that. And thank you for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  20. Very interesting little town! Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!

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  21. The Abandoned copper mine looks like the perfect place to shoot a horror movie. Love it! Great photos, as always. #ShowMeYours

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