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

Fiddletown

 
 
Fiddletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
1. Fiddletown Marker
Inscription. Settled by Missourians 1849. Suggested that settlement be called Fiddletown because residents “were always fiddling”. Changed in 1878 to Oleta but original name later restored. Once trading center for American, Loafer, and French Flats, Lone Hill and other rich mining camps. Bret Harte added to community’s fame in “An Episode of Fiddletown”.


 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and Residents of Fiddletown. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Location. 38° 30.255′ N, 120° 45.617′ W. Marker is in Fiddletown, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Fiddletown Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fiddletown CA 95629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chew Kee Store (within shouting distance of this marker); H. C. Farnham House 1855 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fiddletown-Oleta (approx. 0.2 miles away); D'Agostini Winery (approx. 2 miles away); Shenandoah School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Shenandoah Valley
Fiddletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
2. Fiddletown Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); City of Plymouth (approx. 5 miles away); The Arcade Bar (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fiddletown.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Fiddletown image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
3. Fiddletown
Chew Kee Store image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
4. Chew Kee Store
Sign on the door says:
Hours
Saturdays
April through October
12 Noon to 4:00 pm
and by appointment
please call 209-245-6489
Chew Kee Store image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
5. Chew Kee Store
Rammed Earth "Adobe"
Built 1850
Home-Office-Store of Dr. Yee, Chinese Herb Doctor
February 24, 1968
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Marker is the one on the right.
Marker Location: N 38° 30.278 W 120° 45.6
Chew Kee Store image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
6. Chew Kee Store
In appreciation
This parcel of land donated by
Herbert K. Yee
To the County of Amador
Dedicated November 1, 1997
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Marker is the one on the left.
Chew Kee Store image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
7. Chew Kee Store
Fiddletown Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
8. Fiddletown Building
Fiddletown Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
9. Fiddletown Building
C. Schallhorn's Blacksmith and Wagon-Shop, A.D. 1870 image. Click for full size.
March 31, 2011
10. C. Schallhorn's Blacksmith and Wagon-Shop, A.D. 1870
Oleta Schoolhouse, on American Flat Road image. Click for full size.
March 31, 2011
11. Oleta Schoolhouse, on American Flat Road
Constructed in 1862, and served as a schoolhouse until 1955. Currently undergoing renovation for use as a schoolhouse museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,958 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   10, 11. submitted on April 1, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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