Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
LUKE GROTENHUIS, of Folsom, watches blacksmith apprentice, Ryan Smalley hammer a piece of red-hot iron in the blacksmith's shop in Coloma. Luke turned 7 on Saturday and attended Gold Rush Days with his mom, Josie, dad, Eric and his 9 year old brother Max. He states that he is "very interested in fire." Democrat photo by shelly Thorene
LEAD BLACKSMITH, Mark Kochan, left, of Coloma heats iron for an air box candle holder while Frank Surfas, of Swansboro hammers a piece of iron on an anvil. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
PARK VOLUNTEERS, Brooke Steward, 23, of Georgetown and Matthew Bye, 28, of Placerville serve a hearty meal to Reverend Cool (Jerry L. Pozo) of Cool and Frances Matthews of Georgetown. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
PARK DOCENT Dennis Amaral, of Pilot Hill, holds a lead musket ball in his hand next to a pan containing lead to demonstrate the process of making ammunition. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FANCY PANTS - Arthur Goulart, park volunteer from Napa, shows off the fine embroidery on pants in the Spanish style worn with the leathers of a cattleman. Goulart's character portrays a man who makes a living selling cattle to miners. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
COWS FOR SALE - Park volunteers, Arthur Goulart, of Napa, left and Jon Grafton, of Monterey County stand near their tent displaying the tools and trade of men who made their living selling cattle to miners at exhorbitant prices during the gold rush. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
KURT FIEDLER hands out maps and passports to Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1460 of Shingle Springs at Gold Rush Live at Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma on Saturday. Children bring their passports to each station for a stamp and receive a prize upon turning it in. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LAW STUDENTS FROM UC Davis enjoy trying on costumes at Gold Rush Live at Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma on Saturday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
PARK VOLUNTEER John Prelip shows Luke Smith of Brentwood a piece of gold during a gold panning demonstration at Gold Rush Live at Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma on Saturday Oct. 13. The event features activities and demonstrations of life in the 1800's. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene