..really love the old wild west era!
Columbia is an old gold mining town. Its history is that of the Wild West. Wooden sidewalks, a stagecoach, and gunslingers can be found throughout town. Gold is why the town boomed and lack of gold is why it went bust. You can still do a little panning in the area.
There is something better than gold in Columbia now. It is more valuable, more important, and much better tasting. Columbia’s current rush is a sugar rush caused by the best candy anywhere.
At Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen, the work is hand done. A crew of lovely ladies in their calico frocks sits at marble tables, hand rolling chocolate. At Christmas, candy canes are lovingly pulled on huge stone tables to cool the sugars.
At the head of this happy crew of candy makers is Mrs. Nelson who greeted me with her usual smile.
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