Amador County

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Located in the heart of California's gold country, rural Amador County has retained much of its gold rush?era atmosphere, even as modern times have influenced the populace and the landscape. In the early days, life was quite rugged here, and lumberjacks, hard-rock miners, and railroad men were a common sight. Today much of the community's stunning natural setting remains nearly as sylvan and pristine as it was when the county was incorporated in 1854. Proud of an extensive and colorful history that includes mining, lumber, mountaineering, Native Americans, wine making, agriculture, and railroads, Amador County residents truly enjoy this slowly evolving place they call home.
ISBN: 9780738547015
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With more than 200 vintage images, gathered from the Amador County Archives and private local collections, upcountry Amador resident John Poultney illustrates how life looked in the county once upon a time. From the rough mining camps near Volcano, Drytown, and Sutter Creek, to the fantastic mountain scenery of Carson Pass, to the days of the Amador Central Railroad, this collection is a remarkable compendium for anyone interested in Amador's past.
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