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Copyright © 2012 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

Quote from Willie Nelson’s song Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be Cowboys.

…but I’ve always liked cowboys.
This was taken on an impromptu stop at Columbia State park last year. This part of the state is rich with history and folklore. Cowboys being a big part of that folklore.

Columbia State Park was once a town that sprung up during the California gold rush. It was declared a National Park or Open Air Museum in 1946. About 30 buildings remain. Some of which are the Saloon, the Wells Fargo Express,  the Pioneer Emporium, Black Smith, hotel,  the bakery, and stable. You can take a Stage Coach ride and pan for gold here. The staff all dress in period costume. I’ve been here  a half-dozen times and loved every visit.

From my Summer 2011 archive| Nikon D300s| Nikkor 17-35@ 35mm|f8| 1/60second| ISO 200| Hand-held

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