Monday, August 25, 2008

Smith Ranch in Julian, California

Julian, California SMITH RANCH & JULIAN RAILROAD is the only place you can ride a train in these parts. The 1-mile round trip as you cross over two trestle bridges and negotiate a 225 degree curve to disembark at an original 1870's Julian gold rush mine. While there, you'll see pick marks made in the rock 138 years ago. Train rides are available for groups only (4 or more) and advance reservations are needed. Smith Ranch is the perfect destination for schools, companys or groups interested in the history of California. Smith Ranch in Julian is California State Curriculum friendly. Students will learn first hand about the environment, the water cycle, what it was like to be a pioneer in a new land, what the gold rush 49'ers (in Julian, the "69'ers") faced, and how vital transportation was. For more information and reservations call Phone: (760)765-2288 More about Julian, California