Malakoff Diggins Will Stay Open For Another Year
05/05/2012 3 Comments
I just could not bring by self to put “scoop” in the title like our local lefty blogger. Ellen and I took our grandkids to the Malakoff Diggins today before they closed the Park. We wanted them to experience some gold country history before they closed the park for good. We did not know that the Park was in close down mode, and the buildings closed. No tours. However, we had a great time with a picnic lunch at one of the tables, followed by a walk through the town and the hydraulic diggins.
In a discussion with one of the park Rangers, we learned that the Park Staff had just received permission to hold the historic Humbug Days Celebration on the 9th of June. The whole park and all the buildings will be open. And, though the agreements are not final, it appears the Park will remain open for another year. It appears the cost of archiving the artifacts will cost more than keeping the park open. Enjoy the Park while you can. It is a great place for an afternoon picnic.