Fallbrook resident creates Western town front at home

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Mike Routh stands next to the old Western facade he created during the pandemic in the backyard of his Fallbrook home. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Christal Gaines-Emory Writer At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fallbrook resident Mike Routh had extra time on his hands, so he decided to begin a project to occupy his time. Routh has been a collision technician for 40 years, and he works at Caliber Collision in Fallbrook. He has lived in Fallbrook since 2000, and he loves being a part of the community. “I love it here,” Routh said. “It’s so green; it’s very different from where I lived before.” When the COVID-19 shutdown occurred, Routh was only working half days and he wanted to spend his extra time making something meaningful. He planned to create the front of an entire Western town, based on the trips he had
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