Monday, November 11, 2019

Downtown Placerville


Just a walk through Downtown Placerville. Placerville is a small town of about 11.000 that is about 45 minutes north of Sacramento. About 150 years ago it was a booning mining town and got a nickname called "Hangtown" because of the numerous hangings that went on there. It is a cute and nice Main Street to walk around with many of the original buildings from yesteryear still standing:














And there is the Cary House Hotel which was built in 1857 (below)


And the inside is cool:




Downtown Placerville is small but very cool to walk around:


27 comments:

  1. 11,000? As Ghost Town Grover would say, "that ain't a small town, that right there is a bona-fidey metropolis!"
    I live in Grover. It's a literal ghost town, but there are 154 living people, currently including me.
    I love finding out about interesting places, and Placerville certainly fills the bill! Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  2. We almost came to Placerville on our RV trip this week. We wanted to stay at the fairgrounds, but they don't take reservations and we were afraid after driving all the way there we would have to turn around and go back down into the valley to find a play to stay overnight. - Margy

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  3. Hanging around in Hang Town. What a thing to be known for.

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  5. I've been to Placerville, but didn't do much more than go to work (El Dorado County has its offices there) and the hotel. Now I wish I had done more looking around.

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  6. Hanging is not so charming :o
    Nice old buildings in the town.

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  7. When I saw the title of your thumbnail Placerville, I had to visit you, to see if there were several Placervilles, but no, this is the one, about an hour from where I live, and now I have seen these fun views, I really need to visit!! Thank you for giving me inspiration:)

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  8. Wow! That place looks so interesting with those cool buildings, except for the Hangtown moniker. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  9. Nice photo tour of Placerville. Looks great.

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  10. Lovely photos. I like the graffiti art.

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  11. Oh wow, the inside of that place is awesome. The outside is just as cool if not moreso. So is the hotel haunted? Did you spend the night there and would you if it was haunted? hehehehe Well, I gotta get up early. It's the hubby now that needs a test. Later my friend, and great job.

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  12. That Hangman's Tree looks creepy. Looks like a nice place to go for a walk.

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  13. What a nice place quaint too good post :-)

    Have a quainttastic week :-)

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  14. Patrick I always enjoy your posts - I learn a little bit about new places, get to see things through your eyes, and enjoy the fact that I'd never have seen them without you linking up with us at MLSTL - I've shared this on my SM :)

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  15. Placerville looks like a cool little town. I went through there on US 50 en route to the Eastern Sierra (Mono Lake et al.), but didn't have much time to stop.

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  16. You captured a nice feel for the place which seems like it's full of history and humor. I suppose the people who got hanged didn't find it so funny. What's inside the Hangman's Tree, rope, lumber? And who or what is in the window? A whole building for public toilets, I suppose it goes with the soda works, especially if the soda is caffeinated.

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  17. It's a fun place for sure. Not been there for some years, but used to stop by on my way to Tahoe.

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    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. 😎

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  18. This was fun to read...we’ve somehow missed spending time in Placerville on our trips to California..will have to try to remedy that next time! I enjoy unique small towns with some history!

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  19. How fun that would be to visit and enjoy the memories of the day back then, but glad not to live in those days. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. The name "Hangtown" is rather creepy, but it looks like a great place to visit!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your trip! I really enjoy little places like this, they have so much hidden beauty.

    I'm glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!


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  22. This looks like a great town to visit - too bad I am on the other side of the country!!

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  23. So pretty, I love those old buildings!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party, and have a great weekend!

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  24. Oh wow, what a cool town. Although the nickname is a bit morbid, I am sure the history is so very fascinating. I would love to take a stroll through this place!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up, Patrick!

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  25. Looks an interesting place to visit. I love spotting street art. Thanks for joining us at The Weekly link-up. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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  26. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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