“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Botto Saloon

Botto Saloon Marker image. 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 1920s. Second Wood Story Torn Down in the 1980s. Placed by Janet Friedberg, Botto Descendent.

Amador County Sesquicentennial
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Knight Scarifier – “The Scarifier that will scarify” (approx. half a mile away); Miners' Bend Park (approx. half a mile away); Hydroelectric Power in Amador County
Botto Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 31, 2009
2. Botto Saloon
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
More about this marker. 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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