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“Pine Tree” – Crystal Creek Tree Farm

The Kobervig family owns the choose-and-cut, 20-acre farm with White Fir, Grand Fir, Blue Spruce, and Scotch Pine. They promote fresh trees as re­newable, recyclable, and earth-friendly and are also certified as “Fish Friendly”, which means they are good stewards of streams and rivers, keeping...

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“Davies Cabin” – The Davies Family Inn

Shadow Ridge Ranch was originally homesteaded in the 1860’s by the Raffetto family who operated a store down the road. The family sold produce, wine that grandpa made for the gold miners during the boom times. It was alive with prospectors, weary travelers, and Italian...

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“Red Rooster” – The El Dorado County Farm Bureau

The “Red Rooster” was a raffle quilt won by the Presi­dent of the El Dorado County Farm Bureau. He al­ready had a painted quilt block on his barn and since the Farm Bureau sits on the historic Headington Chicken Ranch property, it seemed appropriate to...

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“Stars & Stripes” – Veteran’s Memorial Building

“Stars & Stripes’” is a raffle quilt won by a local quilter who was excited to win, however, she didn’t have a place to hang the 4-foot square barn quilt. Her family has a patriotic history, dating back to the Civil and Revolutionary wars, so...

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“Star Shadow” – Gold Trail Grange

The Grange was built in 1926 as a community gath­ering place after the burning of the Sierra Nevada Hotel. It continues to represent the community as a venue for a wide variety of presentations and fo­rums. Also, outside groups may rent the building, which has...

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