Monday, January 1, 2018

Hanging in Murphys, California


I visited the town of Murphys California. Murphys is an old mining town. It was founded by John and Daniel Murphy in 1848 as 'Murphys New Diggings" and changed its name to Murphys in 1935. It is located in Calaveras County and is known as the "Queen of the Sierra".

Murphys is a small town but it has a real cool main street which is littered with shops, places to eat and wine tasting rooms:

The Murphys Pokey


Murphys Hotel- One of the oldest hotels in California-Mark Twain and President Grant stayed there


First Congressional Church built in 1856
The Old Segale Building-Built in 1859 as a grocery store

Dunbar House-A Bed and Breakfast built in 1880


Of course it being in Calaveras County, you might see a frog or two:



But the coolest thing (at least to me) is the creek runs through the town:





Murphys is really cool place to take a day trip and hang out and enjoy the day.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing a new place for me.

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  2. Wow, what an interesting little place! I would love to spend time there looking at the old buildings.

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  3. What a charming town - and so historical! The buildings are just so neat - and the frogs - thats funny

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  4. Great pictures! What an interesting place! Loved the Calaveras Co. frogs! What fun!

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  5. That area is still under the radar, but worth exploring. Happy New Year.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  6. Looks like a cool town!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/curiosity.html

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  7. You always visit the coolest places! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Patrick,

    Small towns are so interesting. The creek is lovely. I like the reflections in the water. Have a good day and blessed new year, my friend!

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  9. Very cool - would love to check out that down sometime.
    And nice frogs :)

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Looks like it was a fun trip! Our family loves taking day trips!

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  11. I need to visit again. Such a fun place. Thanks for posting this. It's going on my calendar and very soon.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  12. I love that old well. How cool! You go on a lot of fun adventure.

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  13. What a fun day!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  14. That looks awesome! The creek looks so relaxing, all I need is a good book! Happy Wednesday!

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  15. What a cool town with so much history Patrick love it

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  16. Oh wow, that creek running through the town is really cool! Thanks for sharing yet once again. Great way to start off the new year my friend! WOO HOO & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  17. Looks like a fun place to visit. Enjoyed seeing.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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  18. Nice pics and I like the first frog!

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  19. The pictures are great! I love that well! Thank you for linking up with #writerwednesday this week!

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  20. What a lovely place and photo :) The frogs look cool.

    Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join me tomorrow :)

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  21. those creeks are indeed cool! And so lovely to have them in the middle of the town..

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  22. You always go to the coolest most interesting places! Awesome shots! Thanks for taking us along as tourists! :) Happy New Year!

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  23. That river is gorgeous! Sounds like a really fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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