Virginiatown Barn – oil 8″x10″

Virginiatown Barn - Copy

Virginiatown Ca.
Founded June 1851 – commonly called ‘Virginia.’ Over two thousand miners worked rich deposits. Captain John Bristow built California’s first railroad, 1852, carrying pay dirt to Auburn Ravine, a distance of one mile. Site of Philip Armour’s and George Aldrich’s butcher shop, said to have led to founding of famous Chicago Armour meat packing company.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 400
There is really no town in Virginiatown any more, just a marker, but the area is full of farms and a few left over barns like this one


About toonsville

I'm a retired animator and Director and I've worked mostly on TV Saturday morning cartoon shows. I started in the industry in 1966 at The Disney Studios in Burbank as an in-betweener on 'The Jungle Book' and worked at Filmation Studios, Hana Barbera, MGM, Universal, Cartoon Network and several others during my 42 years in the business.
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