|One Room Schoolhouse|
I got to see the little schoolhouse.You have to imagine this little schoolhouse is way out in the boonies and the kids actually had to walk to it. Through snow storms and rain storms. We have it so good, all those yellow buses.
|Her house now a garage on the left|
We spent the day driving around looking at her old haunts from her youth. I could see the joy in her face as she recalled those days. The area is very similar to Nevada County around Grass Valley and Nevada City. Same kind of vegetation and topography. It is easy to see the draw of the Sierra lifestyle, even back then.
So all in all, the towns along the Sierra's are very similar in architecture and layout. Sonora'
|Typical Main Street Sonora building|
We also went to the cemetery in Greeley Hill which is out of town a couple og miles towards Yosemite. It is on a small hillside and like our local cemeteries the headstones date from 1849 to the present. We located the Olney main headstone which has the name of who mom believes is her grandfather and grandmother Olney. There is also a cousin buried next their graves and some small slabs of granite for four siblings.
|Mom Juvinall and her relatives in Greeley Hill Cemetery|