The Heart of the Gold Country
Historic Sites and Landmarks
You are invited to take a trip back in time on the ghost trails adventure!
Go on a scavenger hunt through the historic Pine Grove, Aqueduct and Volcano cemeteries. Use your map to find specific cemeteries on the adventure and the headstones that match people in the short stories of pioneers, their journey west and settling in Amador County. This is a great family activity!
Packets are $10 each, available at the ACRA office.You order tickets over the phone, paying by credit card and we will email your packets.
The Kennedy and most gold mines in California had to close in 1942 during World War II. Most, including the Kennedy, did not reopen after the war or ever again. Hence, the Kennedy Mining and Milling Company disincorporated in 1950 and sold its mine, real property, and plant to its last superintendent, Mark Eudey, and wife Frances. They, in 1955, deeded Wheels 1 & 2 and a half acre holding them to the County of Amador. Those wheels, however, were landlocked with no access.
The Sutter Creek Fire Department History Project is restoring and recreating vintage fire equipment used in the Mother Lode for the last 150-plus years.
The Sutter Creek Fire History Projects were started in 2005 by the Sutter Creek Fire District (SCFD) and the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department (SCVFD) to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Sutter Creek Fire District. The initial project was to research and develop a written/graphic history of the organizations’ service to Sutter Creek and Amador County.
Built in 1852, the National Hotel in Jackson, CA was rebuilt after a fire eleven years later. This grand structure was visited thereafter by many kinds of travelers throughout the Great California Gold Rush and then through the turn of two centuries. Thoughtfully renovated with impeccable richness while preserving its historical roots, the National Hotel is a treasure. Original, refinished furniture and artwork grace the lobby, halls and rooms. The hotel anchors downtown Jackson, California, with old-fashioned charm and authentic character.