This past weekend I was doing some research on my great grand uncle Charles. He was born in West Virginia in 1823. He attended Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania and was practicing medicine by 1849. He arrived in San Francisco California in 1856. By 1857 he was a California State Assemblyman representing El Dorado County.
El Dorado is Gold Country and nestles on and around the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The county seat is Placerville and it was the center hub of the California Gold Rush.
The land is a lush combination of fields of glorious green in the summer and glowing amber in the summer and fall. It is filled with gentle valleys, forests, rivers, and lakes.
This week we present Artz of El Dorado