Indi-Angie Jones is the person in my minds eye that I love to escape too. If you have seen the Indiana Jones movies you know it is all about adventure and history, and a treasure hunter who loves history and is dedicated to preserving it and keeping treasure from the wrong hands.
I just returned from
after spending time
with my sweetheart and his family. While I was there Scott told me about Folsom
Lake. Sacramento, California California
has had historically low water levels and has revealed a California gold mining town called .
It has been under water since the 1950’s .I immediately went in Indiangie
Jones mode and had to go see this. Not only do I love seeing the past but also
being a Mormon gave me double interest. In my mind, I put on my khaki clothing
and Indi hat and had my whip in hand to go see what treasures we could find. Mormon Island
We drove to Folsom lake and the park ranger told us it was about a third of a mile, you can’t drive there you have to walk. I was so excited, the walk wasn’t bad but it was not a third of a mile and it was all down hill to the bottom of the lake. You couldn’t see anything for awhile but then you come around the bend and the lake bottom opens up in front of your eyes and old roads and the trees that lined them are evident. Then you see foundations and walls that were left from the buildings that use to stand there. I started to sing the Indiana Jones Theme song in my mind as we took it all in that was offered us. I couldn’t help but think if those old stumps of the trees could talk what could they tell us, and what about those rock walls that lined a single lane road that horse and buggy once traveled. We did see a lot of broken pottery and old nails and to think I could touch a nail that someone else built his home or church or school with for their children many years ago. I was overwhelmed with excitement and as I walked those old roads I couldn’t help but think that my love for discovery and adventure came from my mother...oh how I wish I could have told her about this! I started to cry as I hummed that "Indi" theme and thought how much my mother would have enjoyed being there with me!
What was left of
razed, as the Folsom Dam project was set to flood the town. Mormon Mormon
Island Island is now registered a historical Landmark and
the state will not let you take anything from the site. Those things you find
when walking on the lake bottom are left on the top of old wells and the stumps
of the trees that are visible now only because of the low water levels. Mormon Island has relocated across the street from the Lake. It is a thriving community today!
Now you know the history and I have been there myself. I now have to go...dusting off my hat and readying my whip for my next adventure, as I ride off in the sunset on my horse with the famous theme playing in my head!