The Old School House, circa 1850, Sacramento, California.
Sacramento was "the" place in the 1850's for finding gold. We spent Labor Day in Old Sacramento for Gold Rush Days where the streets of old town are covered in dirt and the only transportation to be seen is horse and carriage. There are lots of shoot-outs and displays to see and things to do. Here, we're in the old schoolhouse. The boys in the front are in trouble for sitting on the girls' side of the classroom. The one on the left looks remorseful. The one on the right, well, he was taken out back and paddled.
These pioneer girls are enjoying the shade after braving harsh conditions and surviving the long journey from the east in a covered wagon. They're smiling because they just had their first bath in months.
Here's that boy again. Like I said, nothin' but trouble. Playing Faro in the tent city. The boy actually won the game and left with 21 chips. He had some sasparilla and a bath, and paid for the girls to have a bath. Perhaps he's a gent after all.