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Monday, July 28, 2014

Road trippin'

Last Friday Rick and I headed a bit south of here to visit 

I've always wanted to check it out and I wasn't disappointed.

 This old steel bridge takes you into the old town of Forestville
It is closed to cars, but people and people on horses are allowed to cross.

As you walk across the 1899 bridge, you are able to see buildings
 as they were in the 1890's, the original Store still stands,
it is packed full of authentic merchandise that dates back to 1910.
 All left there when the store closed it's doors for good.

Costumed interpreters portray 1890 villagers,
 they interacted with those that are visiting as if it were still 1890.

This man gave us the initial orientation and history of Forestville
He really knows his stuff!

My favorite Character... he was minding the store
 while the owner was "out of town on business"

This store had everything a person would need from the 1890's
Food, medicine, clothes, shoes, tools, hardware....
straw hats, and....
"Fancy dress shirts" for men

The store keeper took us to the "house". We were met by a nice lady
who told us all about living as a women during this time

To the right of her hand is a batch of sugar cookies
she made to share with the visitors of the day

Then we have the gardener.... I have to say he played his part well,
hands were filthy from digging in the real garden,
 and he smelled like he hadn't had a bath in days.
 He pulled this black turnip out of the garden as we stood by and watched.

This guy showed us around the barn, he showed us some old tools
that they used, back-in-the-day, and how they worked.
We spent a little more time exploring The State park after our tour of the old town,
I have a few more photo's to share next time...


  1. That was a really cool trip. I can relate to much of it.

    1. I bet you would like it mom :)

  2. This looks like a really fabulous place to visit. Is there a cave down there, too? Randy and the kids toured a cave once somewhere in that area. Not me. I don't do caves.

    1. Mystery Cave is part of the State park, but down the road a bit from Forestville. I'm not a big fan of caves either. We had a great time just hanging out around the town.

  3. Yay! Glad you got to check it out:)

    1. I've been wanting to for years....finally we did it. I'm glad we did!

    2. Oh, and your comment about the gardener had me in stitches:)

  4. What a neat place! Love all the actors and pictures of them too. Seems like a fun experience!

    1. Pretty fun stuff, we enjoyed it!