Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places

Amador City California

Amador City CA

Amador City California

Amador City is a small gold rush town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. I'm guessing that Amador City once had a population of a thousand or more. Today it's population is 196. Amador city was established in the 1850s and has a large number of surviving 19th century buildings. The town mostly burned down in 1878 but some buildings survived that fire. It's a great town to walk around in. There aren't many services for tourists compared to some of the other nearby gold rush towns. There also weren't nearly as many tourists when I was there. Here is a nice site with photographs and stories of some of the buildings: Amador City Walking Tour. Just outside of Amador City, South on Old Highway 49 are the remains of the Keystone Mine. There is a parking area, some informational plaques and a few visible ruins but the bulk of the mine is off limits.

Amador City CA

Amador City California

Amador City CA

Amador City California

Amador City California

Amador City California

Amador City California

Amador City California

The Keystone Mine, Amador City California