Fredrick Sieg Monument
Title:
Fredrick Sieg Monument
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located at Main & Cedar Ravine. In 1859 Mr. Sieg founded the first Grove of United Ancient Order of Druids in California.


El Dorado County High School
Title:
El Dorado County High School
Placerville California (CA), White Border unused



Main Street, Placerville, California, Showing Raffles Hotel
Title:
Main Street, Placerville, California, Showing Raffles Hotel
Placerville California (CA), White Border unused


View over Town
Title:
View over Town
Placerville California (CA), White Border unused



Main St., Showing Court House
Title:
Main St., Showing Court House
Placerville California (CA), White Border unused


Presbyterian Church
Title:
Presbyterian Church
Placerville California (CA), Divided Back unused



Coloma Street Showing Episcopal Church
Title:
Coloma Street Showing Episcopal Church
Placerville California (CA), Divided Back unused


Presbyterian Church
Title:
Presbyterian Church
Placerville California (CA), Divided Back unused



Bell Tower
Title:
Bell Tower
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Fred Shorthill Dexter Press Inc.


Town and Highway 50
Title:
Town and Highway 50
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused



Gold Beach Park
Title:
Gold Beach Park
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located on Highway 49 in the heart of the Mother Lode, 15 miles South, the Gold Beach area was a rendezvous for the gold miners. It received its name from our forefathers because of the glittering golden sand on its beaches along the Consumnes River.


Eldorado County Fairgrounds
Title:
Eldorado County Fairgrounds
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused



Hangman's Tree Historic Spot
Title:
Hangman's Tree Historic Spot
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused


Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Title:
Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused



Mother Lode Motel
Title:
Mother Lode Motel
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Twenty-one modern units, located on the hillside, two miles East of Placerville, on Hiway 50. 55 miles from Lake Tahoe. Heated Pool - Color TV - Electric Heat - Refrigerated Air - In Room Phones - Member of Friendship Inn - AAA Approved.


Broadway Motel
Title:
Broadway Motel
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused



Fair View Motor Lodge
Title:
Fair View Motor Lodge
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused


Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Title:
Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
2 miles east of Placerville, Calif. U.S. Hiway 50 P.O. Box 749 Telephone National 2-1920 In the heart of the Mother Lode Country, 22 ultra-modern units. Refrigerated air-conditioned with individual heating. Free television. New heated filtered pool



Bell Tower
Title:
Bell Tower
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Bell Tower area first known as the Plaza. Wooden tower at the site of present steel structure was topped by bell shipped around Horn in 1865 from Boston. Used mainly as fire alarm. Also tolled at close of Franco-Prussian war. For number of y ears after World War One it tolled the opening of Armistice Day service. Bell now in yoke at Post Office park on Bedford Ave


City Hall
Title:
City Hall
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Built in 1857, first housed the Confidence Volunteer Fire Department. Adjoining building built in 1862. Jane Stuart (Immigrant Jane) drove a herd of horses across the plains, sold them, ad with the money built this building. Used primarily to house offices



Ivy House Hotel
Title:
Ivy House Hotel
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Built in fall of 1861, was early day Conklin Academy, a private school. Ivy planted in 1861 still growing, in the 1800s the building was made over into a hotel


Street Scene and Square of Old Hangtown
Title:
Street Scene and Square of Old Hangtown
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo

Description:
Series B4394



Street Scene and Square of Old Hangtown
Title:
Street Scene and Square of Old Hangtown
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
Series B4395


U.S. Post Office
Title:
U.S. Post Office
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused



El Dorado County Historical Building
Title:
El Dorado County Historical Building
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
(Hangtown) El Dorado County Historical Bldg., now occupied by El Dorado Historical Society and El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce


Ed Johnson's Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Title:
Ed Johnson's Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
US Hiway 50. PO Box 749. Telephone 622-1920. In the heart of the Mother Lode Country. 33 ultra modern units. Refrigerated air conditioned with individual heating. Free television. Free coffee. New heated filtered pool



Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Title:
Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
2 miles East of Placerville, Calif. U.S. Hiway 50 P.O. Box 749 - Telephone National 2-1920 In the heart of the Mother Lode Country. 33 ultra-modern units. Refrigerated air-conditioned with individual heating. Free television, New heated filtered pool


City Hall
Title:
City Hall
Placerville California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Built in 1857, first housed the Confidence Volunteer Fire Department. Adjoining building built in 1862. Jane Stuart (Immigrant Jane) drove a herd of horses across the plains, sold them, and with the money built this building. Used primarily to house offices



Chuck's Pancake House, 1381 Broadway
Title:
Chuck's Pancake House, 1381 Broadway
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Steaks ? Broasted Chicken ? Prawns ? Salads Open 24 hours ? Breakfast at all hours


Placerville
Title:
Placerville
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Hangman's Tree Historical Spot locates site of the old tree from which the name Hangtown was derived



City Hall
Title:
City Hall
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused


Hangman's Tree
Title:
Hangman's Tree
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located on main street, in the heart of the business district of modern Placerville, one of the colorful mining camps in California in the early 1850's. Early in its career, the town took the name of "Hangtown," following the hanging of three robbers from a giant oak tree that once grew on this spot. The robbers had stolen fifty ounces of gold dust from a French miner. Subsequently hangings at this spot were numerous and the community retained its Hangtown title for a number of years. Although now officially known as Placerville, the community is still frequently referred to as Hangtown. . . .R. D.



Presbyterian Church
Title:
Presbyterian Church
Placerville California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
El Dorado Co.,


Mother Lode Motel, Rt. 3, Box 75A
Title:
Mother Lode Motel, Rt. 3, Box 75A
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Twenty-one modern units, located on the hillside, one mile East of Placerville, on Hiway 50. Just 55 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Heated Pool - TV - Electric Heat - Refrigerated Air - In Room Phones - Your hosts Felix and Mary Carter.



Greetings from Placerville
Title:
Greetings from Placerville
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused


A Gold Hunter, Lincoln Highway
Title:
A Gold Hunter, Lincoln Highway
Placerville California (CA), White Border unused



Alarm Bell of the "Sixties"
Title:
Alarm Bell of the "Sixties"
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
Cast by Naylor-Vickers & Co., Sheffield, England, in 1860. Brougth around the horn to San Francisco, thence to Placerville, arriving in April 1865. It was first used April 19, 1865, when it tolled at the time funeral services were held throughout the nation for our martyred President, Abraham Lincoln. The Bell is cast steel, weighing 740 lbs. The clapper alone weighs 90 pounds


Hangtown
Title:
Hangtown
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused



Street Scene and Square of "Old Hangtown"
Title:
Street Scene and Square of "Old Hangtown"
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused


Pony Express Marker
Title:
Pony Express Marker
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo unused



Hangman's Tree Historical Spot
Title:
Hangman's Tree Historical Spot
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
One the site of this building is the stump of the old oak tree known as the Hangman's Tree - hence the name. Old Hangtown, now Placerville


View Down Main Street
Title:
View Down Main Street
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County, one of the original twenty-seven counties. With the discovery of gold at nearby Coloma, on Jan. 24, 1848, the lure of easy wealth brought a small army of outlaws known as the owls. One night three of them held up a Frenchman by the name of Cailloux and stole 50 ounces of gold dust at the point of a knife. Captured, the three culprits were tried and hanged from a great oak. Thus the town acquired the name of Hangtown. Placerville later replaced the name. Placerville was not only known as the main stop for Overland Mail, Pony Express and overland telegraph but was where such men as Mark Hopkins, Philip D. Armour and John Studebaker laid the foundation for their success



Bell Tower
Title:
Bell Tower
Placerville California (CA), Chrome PM 1968 Nov-21

Description:
Bell Tower area first known as the "Plaza" wooden tower at the site of present steel structure was topped by bell shipped around Horn in 1865 from Boston. Used mainly as fire alarm; also tolled at close of Franco-Prussian war; for number of years after World War; one it tolled the opening of Armistice Day service; bell now in yoke at Post Office park on Bedford Ave Dexter Press, Inc


Street Scene with Bell Tower
Title:
Street Scene with Bell Tower
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Photo-color by Merle Porter Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado county after it was moved from Coloma in 1857. El Dorado is a word first used by the Indians in Peru and means "the guilded one" but in the Mother Lode it was used as gold. Gov. Richard Mason reported to Washington that a couple of ranchers, W. Daylor and Perry McCoon has found gold at Dry Diggin's. With the wealth came an army of outlaws known as the Owls. Three of them robbed a Mr. Cailloux and after a street trial were hung from an oak tree at the corner of Main and Coloma Streets. After this the town was known as Hangtown. It was from Hangtown that "Snow-Shoe Thompson" made his first trip across the Sierra in the dead of winter to carry mail to Nevada in January 1856...M.P



Old Historic Bell
Title:
Old Historic Bell
Placerville California (CA), Real Photo PM 1946 May-13


Ivy House Hotel
Title:
Ivy House Hotel
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
IVY HOUSE HOTEL, Placerville, Calif. Built in fall of 1861, was early day Conklin Academy, a private school. Ivy planted in 1861 still growing. In the 1880's the building was made over into a hotel. Color by Fred Shorthill



Leonard O. Payton, 3560 Miningbrook Road
Title:
Leonard O. Payton, 3560 Miningbrook Road
Placerville California (CA), Chrome PM 1980 Mar-20

Description:
Series 99,326


Gold Beach Park, Highway 49
Title:
Gold Beach Park, Highway 49
Placerville California (CA), Chrome PM 1975 Jul-14

Description:
Series S-102462 Located on Highway 49 in the heart of the Mother Lode, 15 miles South of Placerville, California the Gold Beach area was a rendezvous for the gold miners. It received its name from our forefathers because of the glittering golden sand and its beaches along the Consumnes River.



Highway 50 At Placerville
Title:
Highway 50 At Placerville
Placerville California (CA), Chrome unused




Total: 49 Items