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Octobrrr Cash Register 100th Birthday - Taylorsville, CA

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Octobrrr Cash Register 100th Birthday - Taylorsville, CA

Time: October 17, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Location: Taylorsville community campground
Street: Main Street
City/Town: Taylorsville, CaliFUNia
Event Type: camping, -trainspotting-leaf, crunching-general, sloth-flannel
Organized By: Cane Rattler
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2014

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Event Description

Young's Market in T'Ville will be celebrating the 100th year of operation of their National Cash Register.  "The little old lady of Taylorsville street"  Very nearby is a lovely well-maintained campground with hot showers, nice facilites, on the river.  Grassy sites lots of room.  Resident deer and Turkey and raccoons I suppose.  I visited Philip Hyde's son David there in T'ville in October and did some serious leaf-peeping.  Relatively close to the world famous Williams Loop on the Feather River Route, for those in training. 

Local Historian "Bronco" volunteered some raconteuring. 

David Hyde might do a tour of "Rough Rock" his home and the center of operations for his Photographer father Philip Hyde and now David.  Web search for Philip Hyde is worthwhile.  He was the most published photographer in the Sierra Club Exhibit Format "Battle Books" of the 60s and 70s.   His work has the stuff of mastery and magic.

Dogs are friendly in T'ville. Barn Quilts abound.   Pesky Moskies are gone by Octobrrr.  Excellent coffee at the store.

Chili may be cooked without permission.


Comment Wall

Comment by Cane Rattler on November 3, 2013 at 9:45am


Comment by Cane Rattler on November 3, 2013 at 4:18pm

From the state archives:

The Taylorsville General Store was originally owned and operated by Cunningham and Henry Holthouse in Plumas County, California. Holthouse then changed partners and the ownership became Holthouse and Whitlock. In 1869, William G. Young purchased Henry Holthouse's share of the store and ownership of the Taylorsville Store remained in the Young family through the 1980's. In addition to handling the general store business, the owners also engaged in other enterprises. They have been Wells Fargo agents, insurance agents, and postmasters. They also owned a creamery and a telephone company.

Comment by Kris Hansen on December 8, 2013 at 2:52pm

Is this going to replace the Fall Finnon Fest campout?

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on December 8, 2013 at 4:02pm

That's up to the VWCamperFamily Gods, Goddesses and Wizards to decide. I, for one, always preferred Finnon in the spring...green, lush, reservoir full...We used to do an April campout at Finnon.

I'm headed to Taylorsville-it sounds like fun! And it is something completely different.

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on December 8, 2013 at 5:12pm

More information on the area is here:


Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on March 11, 2014 at 11:27am

Posted today on Facebook:

Taylorsville Market Sausage selection!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on June 18, 2014 at 1:37pm

I visited the Taylorsville Market after Train Spotting and picked up some really good sausage! The campground is grassy, lots of trees, fire rings and very pleasant. It is best described as old-fashioned and without a lot of "improvements", which is OKAY in my book.

Comment by Cane Rattler on July 30, 2014 at 11:24am

Spoke with the campground hosts yesterday.  They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the VW family.  We have the camping area down by the water held for us.    Here's the view from last Octobrr. 

Comment by Cane Rattler on July 30, 2014 at 11:29am

Forgot to add.  We have places reserved from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.  The official birthday is the 19th.  The photo above has appeared on other venues with my permission. 


Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on July 30, 2014 at 12:52pm

Oooooh, that's pretty! I didn't see the water when I was up there in June.


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