I was excited to find what remained of the gold rush era Swerer's Store when we first visited the Tuttletown area in 1975. We found portions of the front and a side stone wall standing, and we made this image from what had been the store’s interior.
What is one of the most prized possessions for most people? For many it is their family photographs. I recently read a blog post by Rob Pike about how most digital images today are not printed. He talks about how important it is to print the images you care about. Quoting from his post:
Did you know that the United States once had an emperor? No, not the King of England. Not in pre-colonial days. We're not talking about George Washington or any of the founding fathers. No, it was more recent than you may think.
We, like most artists, started our journey of learning photography by photographing in the style of those who inspired us. Of course, like all artists in all mediums and genres, at some point we needed to break away from our "teachers" and find our own vision.
Coloma Gold Rush Live is a reenactment of an 1850’s gold mining encampment. Visitors will step back in time to a vibrant and bustling tent town rubbing elbows with miners, gamblers, a doctor, a pharmacist, pioneer cooks, musicians, and more.