Larry & Cheryl's 2007 Travels travel blog

Hills west of the Sierra Nevada range of mountains

Sutter_Amador Scenic Overview from Hwy 49

Amador Hotel

Amador shops

Small shops in the original buildings

The girls enjoying the shopping

Amador Museum

Sutter town 1870's buildings

Sutter Creek City Hall & Auditorium

Bellotti Inn 1858

white building 1898, Theatre 1919

Sutter plaque

The real Sutter Creek

Picnic Lunch in Sutter Creek park

Monteverde store built 1898 now museum

Inside the Museum

Underground mine tour

Ironwork figures all around

Modern mining equipment

Smiling tourists

Getting friendly with the natives

Preparing to go undergound

Going down into the mine shaft

Waiting for our lecture

Our tour guide is a professional miner

Miners official equipment

Gold vein started here . . .

Then the vein got larger and longer

Old time water trough

Panning for gold and dreaming . . .


We camped in Plymouth, CA at the 49er Campground and traveled daily to visit the Gold Country towns. This area is the foothills (west) of the Sierra Nevadas, where gold was discovered at Sutter Mill.

Our first visit was the cities of Amador and Sutter, with Sutter Creek running through town. The buildings were restored and the shopping was fun. We took an underground mine tour that was very interesting and chilly. Our tour guide was a real miner with lots of tails to tell.

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