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

Forest Home

1850's

 

óStage and Freight Stopover ó

 
Forest Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
1. Forest Home Marker
Inscription.
Copper mines patented 1873:
Peak Outputs: Early 1860ís, 1895-1917, 1943-1947,
Township organized 1854.
A Methodist center for many years
U.S. Postoffice: 1862-1905

 
Erected 1986 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Forrest Parlor No. 86, Plymouth, California, Amador County Historical Society 1986.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 27.921′ N, 120° 57.998′ W. Marker is near Plymouth, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Jackson Road (State Highway 16) 0.2 miles west of Forest Home Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth CA 95669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Mining and Michigan Bar (approx. 4.9 miles away); Drytown (approx. 6.1 miles away); Benny Brown Arena (approx. 6.2 miles away); Salute to Early Amador Miners (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Drytown (approx. 6.3 miles away); Early Day Butcher Shop
Forest Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
2. Forest Home Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Memorial Entrance (approx. 6.4 miles away); Latrobe (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .  Forest Home, Amador County Ghost Town. "In the flow, interplay, contacts, groupings, polarizations, and stratifications of all nationalities, economic levels, culture, learning, and degrees of compe≠tence, occasionally there is encountered a group crystallizing from a single geographical origin. We may well use Forest Home as an example of this, where if not a majority, at least a wide segment of the inhabitants hailed from the Wolverine State..." (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
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Forest Home Store image. Click for full size.
By Otheto Weston, circa 1948
3. Forest Home Store
This building, no longer standing, was said to have been a small store which supplied miners with mining and other supplies.
Forest Home Inn image. Click for full size.
By Otheto Weston, circa 1948
4. Forest Home Inn
Built in the late 1850ís this inn was built to serve teamsters traveling back and forth between the gold fields and the cities of Stockton and Sacramento. It is no longer standing. Across the road once stood a dance hall which was a long, sprawling wooden building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,093 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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