Our mini heat wave took a break yesterday so I was back in white jeans and chambray. We decided to head over to Amador City which is a tiny town in central California’s wine and gold country. We were surprised to find it virtually empty. It looked like a ghost town with most shops and restaurants closed.
Amador City was settled in 1849 by several groups of gold panners looking for their lucky strike.
This is the Imperial Hotel which stands where an original wooden hotel was destroyed by fire in 1878. It has six hotel rooms, each with a private bath, fully stocked Oasis bar and elegant dining room we couldn’t try because it was closed.
This is the Fleehart building which dates from 1870 and the only store to survive the 1878 fire. It was bequeathed to the city as a museum.
Just up the street is the Schaffer’s Diggins building which is reported to have been an equipment shed for the mine. It is now Jamison’s beer and wine which has live music on the weekends and serves oysters, steak, and salads.
We spotted a lot of metal sculpture of animals around town that were not inexpensive.
There were quirky things to find at every turn. The gloves glued to the post made no sense to me.
The town is full of chotchkie and antique shops. All but one was closed so we went in to explore. My expression says it all about what they had.
Today’s our last day here and I’m heading out to explore the town of Murphys with some of the RV gals. We are planning to have lunch and do a little shopping so I hope the stores are open.
This has been a fun break for us and makes me anxious to head north at the end of the month.
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!
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