Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Eureka & The Somoa Cookhouse......

One of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the William Carson Mansion. This took over one hundred men over two years to construct. Built in 1885 William Carson was a lumber magnate. It is said he had the mansion built to keep his mill-workers employed through slow periods. It contains rare woods from all over the world. The Carson Mansion was owned by descendants of William Carson until 1950, when it was sold to a local men's club. We were disappointed to find out there were no tours of this amazing mansion. However Eve was thrilled to find out that the women of the town pitched a fit- and now they are allow to go into the mansion. So much for the men's club!

This was one of the highlights of our trip! If you know us personally- you know the Fowler's like to EAT! Somoa Cookhouse, the last surviving lumberjack camp style cookhouse in the West. They have been serving HEAPING meals since 1893.

Of course I was not allowed to post the picture of Rob that I wanted to. (The one with him shoveling food into his mouth!) So I posted this "boring" one of him!
This was the menu for the day. We had soup, salad, homemade bread, bean salad, pot roast, baby red potatoes, carrots, baked beans, and gravy. Of course everything is HOMEMADE from scratch. Even the chocolate cake with white icing. You can eat as much as you like- everything is unlimited! And for a very fair price! After lunch we walked through the interesting museum for more information and local history!
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