Empire Mine

I recently visited California and my friend took me to this old mining area near Grass Valley / Nevada City, CA.  The Empire Mine site was one of the largest, richest, and longest operating gold mines of California from 1850-1956. It produced more than eight billion dollars in gold. Today the area is a historic…Read more »

The Legend of the Lily of the Valley

Supposedly, the flower was created by Eve’s tears, when she was expelled from the garden of Eden. In folklore, the lily of the valley formed ladders so the fairies could climb the reeds where their cradles lied. Another legend is the first lily of the valley loved a nightingale, but she was shy and hid…Read more »