Today I thought that I would share with you some of the places that you can come and visit for yourselves up here in the Sierra Foothills Gold Country! There are many places and it is Highway 49 that will bring you to most of these places.
Let’s start with my town of Placerville. Known as “Hangtown” for the number of hangings that occurred here during the gold rush days, it was a hub of activity back in the 1800’s. It still is today!
Looking back down Main Street
I fell in love with the charming town of Murphys, which is just south of us. There are caverns that one can visit, and the main street there has a number of shops that just draw you in! Here is an old time photo of the old hotel which still stands today!
Murphys Hotel back in the day
Angels Camp is another place to visit! It is a center point for visiting Big Trees State Park, and a number of other towns in the area! This is where Mark Twain’s story “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is set, and there are plaques all along the sidewalks of winning frogs in this contest, beginning with Mark Twain’s frog featured in his story!
Angels Camp, CA
One of the big trees in Big Trees State Park
Jackson is another spot to stop at! This is the location of the huge Kennedy Mine which is the deepest gold mine in North America!
Town of Jackson
Does this make you want to come and visit? It is well worth stopping at any of these places!
Have a wonderful day! Thank you for dropping by today, and be well! ^..^
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