Sunday, January 04, 2009

California Historical Landmark #31

Jack and I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waymarking historical sites in Western Amador County in the rain. This was the 21st of twenty-one places that we stopped.

California State Historical Landmark #31

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This landmark is located on State Highway 49, 0.2 miles north of Drytown, California in Amador County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in Amador County. The GPS coordinates for the plaque are N 38° 26.529 W 120° 51.460.

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Founded in 1848, this is the oldest town and first in which gold was discovered in Amador County. Its venerable town hall and other picturesque structures remain. The town was not 'dry,' as the name implies-it once contained 26 saloons.


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