As you walk around this former mining town you get a sense of its former heyday. It must have been a wild and wooly place when that mine was up and running!
One shop owner suggested we visit the Historical Society’s museum in town and we found it to have wonderful photos and displays for a very small fee.
The town got its name from an investor who was a first cousin of Winston Churchill’s mother. An interesting item in the Hstorical Society Museum is a window from the Jerome estate in Great Britain before the home was torn down. Made me wonder if Winston Churchlll ever looked out that window!
The town is set on a hilly location and is full of shops and many places to grab a bite or a brew.
Children would love this little town but anyone with mobility issues should reconsider visiting the town. Sidewalks and steps, many cracked and uneven plus lots of up and downhill grades.
The Historical Society’s gift shop has many items locally made.....always a big plus in my book!More