We enjoyed the hospitality of our friends in Fair Oaks, thanks. This small town has some parallels with that of Astorga in Spain. Both are along the gold route. Located between the hills and the valley, they look out onto snowy peaks.
En la encrucijada donde se concentra la población de Fair Oaks. con un diseño empedrado que parece maragato, está representado el símbolo de la ciudad: el roble. El nombre de la ciudad puede significar Robles Hermosos o Rubios.
At the crossroads, the center of Fair Oaks' population, with a stone design marker that looks like Spanish maragato design and the symbol of the city is the oak. The city name can mean Beautiful or Blonde Oaks.
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The original population of the area was in one case the Maidu and in the other the Astures, but, with the discovery of gold, others came to populate both areas. Then the settlements came to depend on the forests and then agriculture and the raising of livestock.
Nowdays, modern Maidus also make it during historical reenactments/living history.
Hoy ambas son ciudades pequeñas con una vida tranquila, enriquecida con la vecindad de numerosos artistas que propician también variedas actividades culturales.
Today both are small towns, whose neighborhoods are enriched by numerous artists who also contribute to diverse cultural activities.
One peculiarity of Fair Oaks is the abundance of roosters that wander about free in the streets of the town center. They are a symbol of cultural identity and collective pride.
Las placas conmemorativas, de reconocimiento y agradecimiento se ponen en el suelo.