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Avery in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Avery Hotel

 
 
The Avery Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 3, 2009
1. The Avery Hotel Marker
Inscription.  
The oldest continuously operated hotel in Calaveras County, it was built as a family home in 1851 by Joseph and Sarah Goodell of Maine. The Goodells later relocated to Stockton. In 1853 Peter and Nancy Avery, also of Maine, began operating it as a hotel. Famous guests have included Alfalfa of “Our Gang” fame and such western legions as Black Bart and Roy Rogers. Owners and guests have reliably reported that the benign spirits of a late 19th century sea captain and a locally revered school mistress still occasionally visit the hotel. Hazel Fischer, the school mistress lived in the hotel for 30 years until her death in 1967, and was responsible for forming the Avery School District. The hotel was purchased in 1922 by the Cotelli Family, who carried out extensive renovations. Since 1991 further restoration has taken place, and it continues to provide fine dining and a gracious atmosphere for its guests.

Dedicated by
Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
June 6, 1998 (6003)
Credo Quia Absurdum

 
Erected 1998 by Matuca Chapter #1849 E Clampus Vitus,
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June 6, 1998.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1896.
 
Location. 38° 12.26′ N, 120° 22.038′ W. Marker is in Avery, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Moran Road near Avery Hotel Road. Marker is located behind the fence at the west end of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4573 Moran Road, Avery CA 95224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Avery Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Avery One-Room School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Doc S.C. Linebaugh Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); White Pines History (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sheep Ranch (approx. 5.3 miles away); U.G.M.C (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sheep Ranch Mine (approx. 5˝ miles away); California Big Trees State Park (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avery.
 
Regarding The Avery Hotel. Marker inscription states that the hotel and restaurant are still operating. At this time the business is closed.

See "Nearby Marker" by the same name for additional information.
The Avery Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 3, 2009
2. The Avery Hotel Marker

 
Additional commentary.
1. Avery, California
A scenic small town located on Hwy 4, east of Angeles Camp, close to wine country and skiing. Avery has been a stopping off place for over a century. The Avery Hotel Restaurant and Saloon was known as the "Half Way House" because of its location between the gold fields of Murphys and the giant Sequoia groves now known as Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
    — Submitted July 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
Avery Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle
3. Avery Hotel
Postcard of Avery Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. Postcard of Avery Hotel
Avery Hotel, Calaveras Co.
Ebbetts Pass Hwy
The Avery Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 3, 2009
5. The Avery Hotel
The Avery Hotel Marker image. Click for more information.
via the Avery Hotel, unknown
6. The Avery Hotel Marker
Hotel website entry
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The Avery School and Miss Hazel Fisher image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 31, 2021
7. The Avery School and Miss Hazel Fisher
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,825 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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