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Camp Fire Victims  --  Our names are David, Karen and Annie.   We are the owners of the historic Rock House restaurant located in Yankee Hill On Hwy 70.  Before the sun rose Friday morning  The historic icon was laying in ruins along with our home, equipement, income and our life savings.  The original 18" thick rock walls are still standing and we hope to begin rebuilding immediately, only we have nothing left to put into it and no fire insurance.  This will be tough as we put our hearts and souls into this place, all we want to do is cry, but we will push through as we have always done and we will stand taller than before.  With Gods help anything is possible and we will not quit.  The Rock House was built in 1937 using horse and wagon to locally source the rock it was built with.  When we purchased the Rock House in 2014 it had been closed for a number of years after Bob Ausmus passed away, sitting vacant and in need of repair.  We gave it everything we had and brought the Rock House vibrantly back to life.  With a beautiful garden patio a well lit cross on the hill, expresso, wine tasting and a welcoming smile everytime you came in.  The Rock House will once again be a light in the darkness to this community and many a weary travelers.  We will first need to set up a mobile home or some other living acomadation, and then we will put a roof back atop those massive rock walls.  And before you know it there will be music and dancing every Saturday night again.  I believe we can make the place better than ever for under 300,000.  Anything you can do to bring this dream back to life would be an unbelievable blessing and more appreciated than you know.  You can look us up on the web at Rockhousehwy70.com
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They let us back up yesterday for a few hours. There are 3 buildings out of 9 that are still standing. Our well is untouched, praise God. The camp ground bathroom will need new Windows, trim all the way around, a door and a paint job, really not too bad. Then the 380' cafe with the commercial kitchen survived. It will need a fair size section of roof inside and out replaced a new door and of course a fair amount of looting has occurred also. The back patio is mostly there, but not the new stage. My 1970 bobcat is still there, praise God as this will come in very handy with the clean up process. It has been raining and flooding badly, so the ash is more like mud, impossible to sift through. The utter destruction is unbelievable, an aluminum truck box sitting 3' from the garage vaporized, only the bottom that was sitting on concrete is recognizable. There are bits of steel and ceramic the are sticking up through the ash and steel roof edgeing. The forest is almost none exsistant. A few tall trees, but otherwise a barren landscape. Pg&e has cut new roads through the property, further destroying the campground and are taking out most of the precious few trees that survived. We are still in shock and disbelief. A friend stoped at the property last Tuesday and picked up our 1 kitty that survived. He was emaciated not having any food for 18 days, all four paws his face and ears are burned and one paw is broke. Since then Todd has put on some good weight, is hobeling around some but staying inside. He is a tough cat. We are hoping they will let us set up camp on the property soon. Please keep us in your prayers, this whole thing has been unbelievably difficult, we are confounded, confussed and bewildered. With GODS help all thing are possible.
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Happy thanksgiving everyone.
Well we found a 23' travel trailer a couple days ago, this will be our new home for the time being. A Christian couple in Burney, ca blessed us with a wonderful deal on it. They still have not opened the hwy, so we sit patiently hoping that somehow are kitty's are still there. We are doing just fine, going to eat turkey with family in yreka today. Blessings to you all.
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This is what it looked like a month ago...same granite table.
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