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Roadside Ruins and Relics Northern California


Donner Lake, CA
Photo courtesy Justin Montano

Here's an old establishment selling chains at a discount. Well, it turns out that this is the wrong interpretation of this sign.


UPDATE 05/09 : Your explanation of what it means is not right (a discount of 50 cents). The sign here means the cost of having your chains taken off is 50 cents. That refers to people coming down old Highway 40 and this was the point (the level area of Donner Lake) where they didn't need them on anymore (unless it was really bad snow). That sign is actually a real sign from the 40s or 50s and it is historic not only for its age but for the ridiculously low price for someone to crawl under your car to remove the chains. I believe the cost now is $15. Many thanks to Rick Martel for update. 05-09



Stanford Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

The Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA features some interesting and distinct features.



L. Myers Co.
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Here's an old store front for L. Myers, located in San Francisco. 02-07



San Francisco, CA
Photo and info courtesy Gorb70

The YMCA building in San Francisco is designed in the Chinese Classical style by architect Julia Morgan. 06-07






Burgermeister Beer
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out this old Burgermeister Beer location in Sacramento. The sign shows off that the Burgermeister is a "truly" fine pale beer. 09-08









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