Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It is a significant tribute for someone to continue to be remembered long after their passing.  I purchased a cabin in Emigrant Gap about three years ago.  Being interested in the area and it's history, I started researching via the internet.  And that is how I found Russell Towle's blog which has been the source of a wealth of information about the North Fork American River region and it's history.

Thank you for the legacy!  I am sorry that I never met you.

Carol Guida
Emigrant Gap

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The signpost

This made me think of Russell. A poem by Wilhelm Muller (translated by Mirian Abramowitsch) The Signpost Why do I avoid the paths That other wanderers tread, and seek out hidden trails through snowy, rocky heights? I have done nothing that I should shun people -- what foolish longing drives me into the wilderness? Signs stand on the paths, pointing toward the towns, and I walk aimlessly, without rest, seeking rest. One signpost I see standing immovable before my gaze; one road I must travel from which no one has ever returned.