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    Posted 2 years ago

    ho2cultcha
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    I found this photo today. I'm not sure what kind of photo it is nor when it was made. It's in what looks like the original frame which has an old 'Emporium' sticker on the back. The frame is 9.5" by 11.5 inches. Any info appreciated.

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    1. Amare, 2 years ago
      looking at your picture the first thing that came to mind is that place must flood out so easy due location and the bends in the river and people building so close to it ....cool picture..

      https://www.sierracountyhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Sierran-Winter-2007-08.pdf
    2. Amare, 2 years ago
      I was thinking if you look at the picture you posted they had all steel bridges ,,, in the link I posted the bridges are cement so when did the switch ,, might help date your picture ...later
    3. Amare, 2 years ago
      talk to them....lol
      https://www.facebook.com/SierraCountyHistoricalSociety/ nice thread
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      Thanks Amare! i'll send them a msg and post any response i get. Downieville is one of my favorite little towns. the photo must be a little hard to read because Downieville has very steep slopes all over the place- making flooding not really an issue.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      I don't know *at all*, but the way-cool "TV screen" mat and the font on the "Emporium" label both just scream 1950's to me...???
    6. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
      I can not find one car or truck in this photo?
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      AnythingObscure - it's very obvious to me that this is a lot older - probably 1920s, but the photo is earlier. thanks toracat - also indicative of age.
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      The Emporium in San Francisco opened in 1896, so this could be from around then.
    9. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
      Also no telephone poles! And no drive through McDonalds! haha Also still mining gold right in town!

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