Friday, November 21, 2014

Diamond Springs Hotel restaurant just like home

Amid the hustle and bustle of breakfast on a Sunday morning at the Diamond Springs Hotel, it can be easy to forget the vast history behind this longstanding establishment. Built in 1916 by Antone Meyer, the Diamond Springs Hotel is the lone survivor of many boarding houses and hotels established in Diamond Springs during the […]

Placerville Post Office: Oldest business in Placerville

In 1850, newly-appointed Postmaster T. Carr Nugent received a letter from the U.S. Postmaster General Nathan Hall, requesting the selection of a new name for Nugent’s community. It seems there were too many places called “Hangtown.” The name alluded, of course, to the fate of convicted claim-jumpers, horse thieves and murderers. Nugent agreed such a […]