This is a prosperous cattle ranch in the Sierra Valley on the way to Reno, Nevada. By this time of the year most of the grasses have turned tawny, but the trees are just beginning to turn. The Sierra Valley was settled mostly by Italian-Swiss colonists, who came here to mine gold and found that they could make more money with ranching and feeding the miners. If you go to an old graveyard there are mostly Italian names on the tombstones, and some of the descendants still live and ranch here.