“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Plymouth, California Historical Markers

Benny Brown Arena image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2011
Benny Brown Arena
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Benny Brown Arena
A lifelong fourth generation rancher from Ione with summer ranges in the mountains near Kirkwood, Benny Brown made his first appearance in this arena in 1951 at the age of 13. The event was cattle penning. His mother was his partner, and he won it. . . . — Map (db m42453) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — City of Plymouth
Was a mining camp about 1852. Plymouth proper began with quartz mining when settled early by Green Aden & other hard rock miners. Town was named Plymouth, probably after nearby Plymouth Mine. Post Office established 1871. Many town fires, most . . . — Map (db m41349) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — 762 — D'Agostini Winery
D’Agostini Winery was started in 1856 by Adam Uhlinger, a Swiss immigrant. The original wine cellar, with walls made from rock quarried from nearby hills, hand hewn beams, and oak casks, is still in use and part of the present winery. Some original . . . — Map (db m100585) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Forest Home1850's — Stage and Freight Stopover
Copper mines patented 1873: Peak Outputs: Early 1860’s, 1895-1917, 1943-1947, Township organized 1854. A Methodist center for many years U.S. Postoffice: 1862-1905 — Map (db m11361) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Memorial Entrance1942
[Left Pillar:] Boys of World War I W.H. Pritchard • A. Kretcher • J.R. Hyland • T. Trelese • B. Packard • R. Pew • C.P. Sevey • L.E. Walton • L. Jack • T. Pinder • J.A. Doherty [Right Pillar:] Pioneers . . . — Map (db m44137) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — 18 — Plymouth Consolidated Mines
Founded in 1852 from several claims and consolidated in 1883. Sold to the Argonaut company in 1925 and closed in 1943. Empire workings reopened 1946-47. Pacific shaft 4450’ deep. Total production $13,500,000. Mines north to Cosumnes River: Aden, . . . — Map (db m44622) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Shenandoah School1879
This bell called the children of Shenandoah Valley to school. The school district was first named Williams after the family with the most children, then changed to Shenandoah in 1916. In 1952 with the creation of the Oro Madre School District . . . — Map (db m10350) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Shenandoah ValleySince 1852
Dedicated to the early Shenandoah Valley pioneers & their descendants. They mined gold & produced grain, livestock, orchards & vineyards in these rolling hills. Nearby are the old school, used for 100 years, and now a social center, and the cemetery . . . — Map (db m10639) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — The Arcade Bar
1914 This is the approximate year that this structure was rebuilt to be the Arcade Bar. During Prohibition a soda and candy shop operated for a handful of years here. In the early 1940’s the building was converted to the “Sportsman’s . . . — Map (db m44132) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Wheeler Building
The Wheeler Brothers Store was founded by Lester Wheeler and his brother Verne in 1924, and was originally across the street. In 1928 they moved to this location (at left) eventually replacing the smaller store and a saloon next to it with a . . . — Map (db m44134) HM

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