Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Corner Saloon
This building has housed a saloon since it was built in 1862. Twice it survived raging fires which destroyed the town.
The bar operated through Prohibition as a “speakeasy” in the basement. The main floor was a soda parlor and had a buzzer set up to warn those below of approaching law enforcement.
The upstairs functioned as a rooming house and a brothel.
Erected 1997 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 58.662′ N, 120° 38.281′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street near Reeds Turnpike, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 574 Main Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis (within shouting distance of this marker); Calaveras Telephone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different Copperopolis (about 700 feet away); Congregational Church (about 700 feet away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copperopolis Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Copperopolis.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Corner Saloon. Official website of the Saloon. Links to history, Black Bart and other interesting topics. Besure to click on the “CBS (Good Day Sacramento)” link to see the visit of a Sacramento morning news show. (Submitted on June 8, 2009.)
2. A Special Coca Cola Sign. Union Democrat article by Abbe Smith tells of the Coca-Cola advertisement sign mounted on the wall at the bar. The owner tracked down the model and had her autograph her photo. (Submitted on June 8, 2009.)
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