c. 1851: Pioneer Cemetery
Starting my walk this morning, I found my favorite route was blocked by a tree removal crew on Wyoming Street: Road Closed. That is what set me off in a different direction, uphill and into the distant past.
At the top of Spring Street, where it meets Broad Street, the hilltop is watched over by a gathering of immense Ponderosa pines and Black oaks, both California natives. Pioneer Cemetery is the resting place of early residents of this Gold Rush town, some distinguished, others unremembered, but for these fading stones.