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Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Botto Saloon

 
 
Botto Saloon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 31, 2009
1. Botto Saloon Marker
Inscription. Erected circa 1860 by Theresa and Constantino Botto. Originally a Granary. Saloon for Central Eureka Miners Through the 1920ís. Second Wood Story Torn Down in the 1980ís. Placed by Janet Friedberg, Botto Descendent.

Amador County Sesquicentennial
2004
 
Erected 2004 by Janet Friedberg.
 
Location. 38° 22.958′ N, 120° 47.984′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Sutter Hill Road and Eureka Road, on the left when traveling north on Sutter Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Eureka Mine (a few steps from this marker); 1854 ∑ Amador County ∑ 1954 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Eureka Mine (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of the Heros of Amador County (approx. half a mile away); To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of General John A. Sutter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Knight Foundry (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
More about this marker.
Botto Saloon Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 31, 2009
2. Botto Saloon
The marker is on the left-hand side of the right-hand door. The saloon is on private property.
 
Regarding Botto Saloon. This 1860's structure is similar in style and craft to other stone buildings built by Gold Rush-era Italian immigrants in the area, as can be seen in nearby Sutter Creek (the Soracco Store) and Jackson (Butte Store).

Some of the remains of the wooden superstructure, as mentioned on the marker, can be seen in the photo of the saloon. The wooden parts of similar gold rush era buildings, being generally less durable than stone (and flammable, too), have tended not to survive as well as the stone-built sections.
 
Also see . . .  Amadogold's Botto Saloon Online Tour. Historic photo's and information the Botto Saloon and Boarding House. (Submitted on February 8, 2012, by Amador Gold of Jackson, California, Amador County.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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