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

Fiddletown-Oleta

 
 
Fiddletown-Oleta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
1. Fiddletown-Oleta Marker
Inscription.
California Historical Landmark
—— Fiddletown-Oleta ——
Settled in 1849 by a party from Missouri. According to tradition they were always fiddling, especially while waiting for the rainy season—hence the name..... It was changed by state legislature in 1878 to Oleta, an Indian name said to mean “Old Home Spring.”
By order of Reg. No. 35
Department of Natural Resources
State of California

(Marker Number 35.)
 
Location. 38° 30.252′ N, 120° 45.447′ W. Marker is in Fiddletown, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Fiddletown Road, on the left 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. H. C. Farnham House 1855 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chew Kee Store (about 800 feet away); Fiddletown (approx. 0.2 miles away); D'Agostini Winery (approx. 2 miles away); Shenandoah School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shenandoah Valley
Fiddletown Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
2. Fiddletown Community Center
(approx. 3.1 miles away); City of Plymouth (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Arcade Bar (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fiddletown.
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Close-up of Community Center Fiddle image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
3. Close-up of Community Center Fiddle
Fiddletown Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
4. Fiddletown Building
14458 Fiddletown Road
C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
5. C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop
A.D. 1870 Overland Mail ~ Express Office ~ Telegraph
C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
6. C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop
C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
7. C. Schallhorn Blacksmith & Wagon-Shop
Old Machinery image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
8. Old Machinery
On the side of the main street
Restoration Parts? image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
9. Restoration Parts?
Restoration Parts? image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
10. Restoration Parts?
Restoration Parts? image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
11. Restoration Parts?
Eclectic assortment in a yard image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
12. Eclectic assortment in a yard
Oleta Schoolhouse, on American Flat Road image. Click for full size.
March 31, 2011
13. Oleta Schoolhouse, on American Flat Road
Constructed in 1862, and served as a schoolhouse until 1955. Currently being renovated for use as a schoolhouse museum.
Chinese General Store image. Click for full size.
March 31, 2011
14. Chinese General Store
The Foo Kee general store was constructed in 1850. Restoration was completed in 2008, and there are plans to use this structure, along with the neighboring Chinese gambling hall, as a museum.
Chinese Gambling Hall image. Click for full size.
March 31, 2011
15. Chinese Gambling Hall
Constructed in the 1850's and used as a gambling hall. Restoration was completed in 2008, with plans to use this building, along with the neighboring Chinese general store, as a museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,075 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on September 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   13, 14, 15. submitted on April 1, 2011. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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