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Dorothy

Sonora, CA

#62 Jan 31, 2013
often wondered what happen to some of the 'old timers' which now seems to be us yes remember you and your folks also had a store in Mokelumne Hill also remember when dances were held in the street in front of the store neighbors were good people ans some still are shame the store is no longer open miss those days the school we attended is no longer there and thats a big shame now they want to close the school that will be a BIG shame
Presey MacFhearghuis

United States

#63 Oct 24, 2013
RAILROAD FLAT, CA. IS MY SANCTUARY AND MY HOME, MY FAMILY HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1830'S, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT HERE, DO NOT COME HERE, AS ALL OF US WHO LIVE HERE ENJOY THE PEACE, SERENITY, AND QUIET. HAVE A BLESSED DAY:))
Jessica W

San Francisco, CA

#64 Nov 13, 2013
Glad you love it there, we all do, just not the drug dealing in front of the store there, sorry but this is not how we want our town known.
Visitor 7

United States

#65 Dec 28, 2013
Presey MacFhearghuis wrote:
RAILROAD FLAT, CA. IS MY SANCTUARY AND MY HOME, MY FAMILY HAS LIVED HERE SINCE 1830'S, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT HERE, DO NOT COME HERE, AS ALL OF US WHO LIVE HERE ENJOY THE PEACE, SERENITY, AND QUIET. HAVE A BLESSED DAY:))
. WELL SAID, AND WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE! HAPPY NEW YEAR -- PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL IN 2014, AND ALWAYS!
visitor

Pioneer, CA

#66 Dec 30, 2013
I'm pretty sure the people in the 1830's and the many years after that did not have to deal with the drug and thieves that we have now. I'm also pretty sure that the people in the 1830's took care of that problem in a way that is much more effective then what we do now (no tolerance) back then. We all love it hear we just don't want to feel threaten where we live with what the drugs and the effects it brings to our community...... So telling people to go away is ignorance.
aimee2009

Pasadena, CA

#67 Jan 17, 2014
post 1.17.2014. would like to read updated post. RRF is alright to the point of being awesome..........to me!
The truth

Pioneer, CA

#68 Sep 24, 2014
Jimmy David wrote:
Who knows, maybey someday one of those "DRUGGIES" in RRF will assist you OR save your judgemental life from the "Jim Flemmings" or "Leonard Lakes" of the world.... wanna know who jim flemming or leonard lake is??? just ask any REAL local and they'll tell you....
Thank You
That's why RRF has the Neiderbrach's to terminate the Jim Fleming's and Leonard lakes of the world. If you don't know about the Neiderbrach's, be my guest and ask the locals.
princess Niederbrach

Pioneer, CA

#69 Sep 24, 2014
Jimmy David wrote:
I lived in RRF for many years in the 80's as a teen... i can tell you, yes, there are "druggies" about.... but like it was said before, there is a strong sense of community... those "druggies" would have defended my life with theirs!!! when we attended calaveras high, ALL the RRF kids stuck together, thick and thin... Alan and Steve and Scotty Clark... Micha Spearing, Scott Seaman, Brian Davis, Kelly Steinhoff, Blue Hunt, Bill and Dave Miller....and all other i forgot to mention ( alot of years have passed!).Just because you're uncomfortable with thier lifestyle, don't assume they are ANY danger to you and yours.... Who knows, maybey someday one of those "DRUGGIES" in RRF will assist you OR save your judgemental life from the "Jim Flemmings" or "Leonard Lakes" of the world.... wanna know who jim flemming or leonard lake is??? just ask any REAL local and they'll tell you....
Thank You
Ya and make sure you ask about how the flemming brothers treat a true friend of 30 + years that has always been there for The Flemmings and through there friendship away for some no good thieving piece of shit that stole from them. You sir disgust me Mr. Jim Flemming. I got one better for why don't you ask any local about the mother fucking Niederbrachs who truly run this bitch.
RRF Greenhorn

Pioneer, CA

#70 Sep 24, 2014
I just moved to RRF last month from saint Petersburg Florida. Despite the isolation feeling and cabin fever in the beginning, I think I'm starting to adapt to this lifestyle. For a town that has so little too do, I seem to be busier than Ive ever been. I enjoy the challenges in maintaining the simple day to day routine. Living in a remote area offers alot of satisfaction from life because you have to earn/work for everything you have rather than being handed to you on a silver plate. This man here doesn't benefit from handouts. Too understand the true value of something, first you must shed blood, sweat and tears for clarity to become visible.
Anyway, Railroad flats. I will plant my seed in your land and continue to grow with you.
MacFhearghuis

Pioneer, CA

#71 Feb 1, 2015
My Family is lived in RailRoad Flat since 1837, direct here into CA from Europe, and this is our beloved home, my family also owned "Bosseville" former owner of Fort Mt Ranch, another owner has it now, 4000 acres of Sanctuary. The "Real" RailRoad Flat, CA, is not what people have heard about it....I am Happy about all the negative gossip/reputation is seemingly has in certain societal groups, because, frankly, we don't want you here..........We are a very close-knit rural community, we look out for another, and their is a sense of belonging here with all of the people who are native here, so god bless you, and go in peacexxx Signed, MacFhearghuis.
The Dude

Auburn, CA

#72 Sep 13, 2015
Jimmy David wrote:
I lived in RRF for many years in the 80's as a teen... i can tell you, yes, there are "druggies" about.... but like it was said before, there is a strong sense of community... those "druggies" would have defended my life with theirs!!! when we attended calaveras high, ALL the RRF kids stuck together, thick and thin... Alan and Steve and Scotty Clark... Micha Spearing, Scott Seaman, Brian Davis, Kelly Steinhoff, Blue Hunt, Bill and Dave Miller....and all other i forgot to mention ( alot of years have passed!).Just because you're uncomfortable with thier lifestyle, don't assume they are ANY danger to you and yours.... Who knows, maybey someday one of those "DRUGGIES" in RRF will assist you OR save your judgemental life from the "Jim Flemmings" or "Leonard Lakes" of the world.... wanna know who jim flemming or leonard lake is??? just ask any REAL local and they'll tell you....
Thank You
I knew Jim Fleming well back in the 80's. Hung out with his daughter. Stayed at their house many times. He was always kind to us and our family.
lakebottom

Mountain Ranch, CA

#74 Jan 2, 2016
1.2.2016: let's talk history and folklore, gossip(none-offensive....kinda !) and more of, "Those kinda peoples' stories." Maybe this time and day--Saturday's, 9 p.m.+/-. Be some -what of a learning experience of R.R.F.. Who knows what tales and tells "anonymus" will bring to the real story of life here, in rrf. As told by those whom may have roots of 100+ years, to those 10, 15, 20+ yrs. and more. TELL US YOUR STORY..........thanks
unbiased101

Pine Grove, CA

#75 Mar 26, 2016
I feel so ashamed of you judging these people who you barely know. RRF is a small town, of course their drugs..there's drug everywhere but they definitely do not sit in front of the store and sell drugs, use drugs ordrink alcohol. There are picnic tables behind the store a few regulars will buy a beer and enjoy each other's company. We moved here not long ago and like a lot of the ignorant people who posted above we thought it might have been a bad move for us, vut I will tell you theres6 a handful of really genuine and loving people behind the store. My husband and I who only drink on occasions joined them once they took us in and now we feel like family. The most beautiful souls and all you see is what you want to see. And obviously the persons who spoke above about them using drugs must be on drugs themselves. Don't like it here?! THEN MOVE THE HELL OUT!
Sierrabound71

Brentwood, CA

#76 Jun 26, 2016
Liz wrote:
I grew up in Glencoe, and attended Rail Road Flat Elementary School during 3rd through 6th grades. I have been to the Rail Road Flat General Store throughout my entire life, and have to say that what I see posted here has been said for more than my twenty-plus years. Yes, there are "colorful" characters, but none so harmful as I have encountered elsewhere. I remember riding my bike to the RRF Store when I was about nine...bought a Lunchable and that was about it. I wasn't harassed or offered drugs--but I did see poverty and its consequences, which made an impression upon me that has since served me well. Yes, a few people there are haggard, but for the most part, they are very sincere and kind. Some are disheartened, even angry, but I have never felt imminently threatened by such folk. Live and let live, I say, and help however and whomever you can. That store also saved me in a pinch more than once--there's nothing like forgetting a key ingredient mid-way through cooking to help one appreciate that little store. Now, since moving further down the mountain, I can without hesitation say that I miss it--characters and all.
I only had the chance to live in Mountain Ranch for a little over a summer. But it was one of the most true, friendly, diverse REAL area I've lived in yet, Diverse people in front of the R.R. flat store. The owners are very kind and most of the people I met there have the most empathy ,kindness and the most welcoming atmosphere I've ever encountered. I Miss the life I enjoyed there...bums ,vagrants, or whatever the Flat landers are calling them now I'll take it over any city !!
Dorothy Pete

San Francisco, CA

#77 Aug 15, 2016
Just hear over the weekend that a resident of Rail Road Flat who previously filed a claim during the Butte Fire that his trailer was lost in the fire, is being charged with filing a false claim with PG&E. Seems this resident did lose his trailer, BUT it was 3 years ago in another fire! Good to see that people are reporting this type of behavior to the proper people. There were too many people that really needed the assistance. We also need to turn in the people who filed false "loss of food" claims with PG&E when they actually had generators on and lost nothing!!!!!!!
Heidiho I have a few

Mountain Ranch, CA

#78 Oct 14, 2016
Jimmy David wrote:
HEY, BIG RED.......
it's jimmy..... i've said some effed up sh*t at some points (toohless ruthless...ect), but i mean it with all the love possible... RRF is/was a BIG part of what shaped me and who i am today... my roads would have never gone the directions they did if not for RRF..... i WILL write a book based on my family's experiences called "To Railroad and Back"......if it ever succedes i would donate 50% of the profits to hand-picked families in the area, voted on by the majority of long time residents.... a couple more years and i'll start... i'm still collecting stories.....anybody got any???
I have few

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