California Historical Landmarks in Amador County

California Historical Landmark 35
Fiddletown Road

California Historical Landmark #35: Fiddletown
  California Historical Landmark #35: Fiddletown
12 October 2006
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Settled by Missourians, 1849. Suggested that settlement be called Fiddletown because residents "were always fiddling." Changed in 1878 to Oleta but original name later restored. Once trading center for American, Loafer, and French Flats, Lone Hill, and other rich mining camps. Bret Harte added to the community's fame in "An Episode of Fiddletown."

State Registered Landmark No. 35

Tablet place by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by residents of Fiddletown
Dedicated August 19, 1950

Fiddletown is also a National Register Historic District.

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