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Goodyears Bar in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The St. Charles Hotel

 
 
The St. Charles Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. The St. Charles Hotel Marker
Inscription. The St. Charles was erected in 1852 as a hotel by Mr. Hermseir. It was purchased in 1860 by Christina and Jacob Fluke, and burned in 1864. In that year, it was rebuilt to included (sic) a bar and upstairs dance hall. In 1899, Paul and Gertrude Bachels purchased the hotel from the Fluke Estate auction. In the mid-1930’s the hotel was inherited by Marcellus (Si) and Ida (Bachels) Fischer. It continued operation as a hotel until the mid-1950’s, serving many patrons including teamsters and cattlemen driving Mountain House Grade. The Post Office was housed in the hotel from 1912 until the mid-1950’s, when it became the family residence of Mel and Marcella (Fischers [Bachels]) Ponta. In 1994, Mark and Tammy Helm purchased the building and, in conjunction with the Rollins Family, renovated it to a hotel, and bed and breakfast.
 
Erected 2006 by Major William Downie Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.327′ N, 120° 53.158′ W. Marker is in Goodyears Bar, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Mountain House Road west of Goodyears Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodyears Bar CA 95944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The St. Charles Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. The St. Charles Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodyears Bar (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Downieville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra County, California (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sierra County Sheriff’s Gallows (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mountain Howitzers (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodyears Bar.
 
Regarding The St. Charles Hotel. The inn was built in 1864 and served as the main stagecoach stop between Nevada City and Downieville. It now has four rooms, each named after a local gold mine. Many pieces of the original hotel furniture are being used in the decor to help capture the feeling of rustic simplicity.
 
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The Helms St. Charles Inn image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. The Helms St. Charles Inn
The hotel is now a bed & breakfast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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