In History Archive

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Sly Park

Sly Park

In times past, members of the Maidu and Miwok tribes inhabited lush meadows—now covered by Jenkinson Lake.

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February 2014
Restoration of a Ruin

Restoration of a Ruin

The Bayley House was to be A.J. Bayley's most ambitious business prospect.

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January 2014

Magic Marker

In September 1926, the Grand Lodge of the United Ancient Order of Druids erected the Druid Monument to honor Frederick Sieg.

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November 2013
“Texas Ellen” Wilson

“Texas Ellen” Wilson

She provided board for miners, and was always ready to jump on her horse to minister to the sick.

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August 2013
Submerged in Time

Submerged in Time

...you might want to know what was formerly there: at least 11 known towns and settlements founded during the Gold Rush of 1848—some of California’s oldest—all underneath its murky waters.

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July 2013
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Jacob Zeisz was born in Germany in 1825 and worked as a brewer before immigrating to California around 1852, where he owned mining interests along Cedar Ravine.

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June 2013
Ice Age

Ice Age

As Placerville grew so did Pearson’s business, expanding to offer butter, eggs and other necessities. He also operated one of the first soda fountains in the West.

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May 2013
Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold

During its heyday, the winery crushed between 50 and 100 tons of grapes each season, supplying El Dorado County, Utah and Nevada’s Comstock Lode towns with wine, cordials and brandy.

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April 2013
The Invisible Enemy

The Invisible Enemy

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January 2013
Dashing Doc

Dashing Doc

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December 2012

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