Misty morning in Folsom, California…
Two principal factors account for the existence of Folsom: the Gold Rush of 1849 and the advent of the railroad several years later.
Gold was first discovered here, along the south bank of the American River, by a group of African-American miners, and the area for a time was known as Negro Bar.
Eventually the discovery would lead to massive gold mining operations, mostly carried out by the Natomas Company. Evidence of this dredging can be found in the tailings still visible throughout parts of Folsom.
With the discovery of gold came the need for rail service. Joseph Folsom, who owned the land the city was eventually built on, and for whom it is named, was part of the early railroad effort. Eventually, Theodore Judah was hired as the Chief Engineer for the Sacramento Valley Railroad, the first passenger train service west of the Rockies.
It began operation in 1856, traveling from the city of Sacramento to Folsom, which immediately boomed. The Railroad Block was located near what would become Sutter Street, and most of the early businesses and homes were built nearby.
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poulinp (4530) 2005-02-28 17:11
I really like this green tone. With the fog, the whole looks very mysterious.
kabe (2011) 2005-02-28 17:13
Great colors! Good composition. This is a great landscapephoto. Well done.
twofun (1480) 2005-02-28 17:16
Green view is so amazing. And maybe fog should'nt . But after all its good.
Thanks for sharing.
jjbach (9324) 2005-02-28 17:34
Very beautiful, the colors, the settings, the view. Fantastic atmosphere you captured here !!! Excelent job.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-03-01 1:54
Nice composition and frame. The green misty colours are very good.
puister (570) 2005-03-01 2:56
Hi Joseph, I like the defused light. It gives it something special.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-03-01 7:26
Atmosphere plus here Joseph, well composed
scene that is well exposed for the conditions.
naret (826) 2005-03-03 4:10
I like the calm atmosphere of this picture very much. The POV and color of this picture create a sense of lonely a little bit.
rajhema (1873) 2005-06-20 18:44
Serene location. Well pictured and framed!
jafadabret (56501) 2005-09-23 2:56
Paysage très bien mis en scène et le brouillard donne sa note de mystère.
- Copyright: Joseph Farace (jmfarace) (342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
- Exposure: f/2.2, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-28 17:03