Travel Photography Photos tagged as frontier
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Sutter hired some of the Morman's who had served in the Morman Brigade in the Mexican War. They were helping build the sawmill when gold was discovered here.
This is in the museum at the visitors center where gold was discovered at Sutters Mill.
This room is set up as a typical quarters for a workman at the Fort, such as a carpenter or blacksmith. Their sleep mat might be on the floor instead of a bed frame, pretty sparse furnishings.
Johann Sutter kept his quarters close to the arms room. He wanted to be able to act quickly to organize & lead defenses if the Fort were attacked.
This is a view of the SE Bastion from inside the Fort's courtyard.
Sutter's Fort contained cannon, it was a military outpost as well as a self contained community.
There was a school group preparing for an overnight camp at Sutter's Fort while we visited. A couple of the fathers were roasting some meat for dinner.
Some of the parents and teachers were preparing to bake in a replica outdoor oven, such as was used at Sutter's Fort during the mid 1800's.
This is Mom and our friend, Pam, outside Sutter's Fort in Sacramento.
Mom and I are posing with one of the adults in period garb - a school group was preparing to stay overnight and everyone, kids - parents and teachers had to dress and act appropriatly for the period.
These kids are playing the roles of Mexican Soldiers, American Immigrants or Native American's for their overnight stay at the Fort.
This is the main gate into Sutter's Fort from inside the courtyard.
Johann Sutter tried to make his fort a completely self sufficient community. To that end, he had a blacksmith shop as well as several other enterprises.
I liked seeing this set up as it would have been in the 1800's. They probably actually grind flour on this as part of their reenactments.
This is a farm wagon, which was also often used by pioneers who crossed the west in search of land. Sutter advertised and encouraged settlers to move west and welcomed and assisted them upon their arrival.
A Cooper makes barrels, which were used to store things, ship things and sometimes make things (such as the butter churns in the foreground).
This is right outside of Sutter's Fort. Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside.
There are quite a few folks walking around in period outfits, some work in the shows or local stores
The Corral where the gunfight occured is only 18' long and is behind the double doors. The doors were open at the time and several people witnessed it from the room to the left.
The gunfighters were much closer together then I'd realized. These are positioned according to a map drawn later by Wyatt Earp.
There are quite a few shops in Tombstone nowdays. We visited a few. I liked the wood sidewalks, gave it an authentic feel.
This is the main street in Tombstone. The National Park Service has declared this a "National Historic Landmark District" in 1961.
Runabouts were built for running around and getting things done. They were cheap, simple and sturdy. They could be rented from the OK Corral for about $6 per day.
There are a couple of buggies set up for folks to try out (stationary though).