California Historical Landmarks in Amador County

California Historical Landmark 36
Middle Bar
Middle Bar Road at Mokelumne River
Three Miles South of Scottsville

Middle Bar

Site of gold rush town on the Mokelumne River, now inundated by Pardee Reservoir at certain times of the year.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Underwater in California

The damming of rivers and creeks inundated many 19th century cemeteries, buildings and entire towns.

Bagby (Merced River)
Bidwell's Bar (Feather River)
Camanche (Mokelumne River)
Condemned Bar (American River)
Jacksonville (Tuolumne River)

Middle Bar (Pardee River)
Mormon Island, (American River)
Negro Hill (American River)
Poverty Bar (Mokelumne River)
Reynold's House (Silver Creek)

Salmon Falls (American River)
Searsville (Corte Madera Creek)
Whiskeytown (Clear Creek)

The town of Volcano in Amador County had a close call in 1934 but was granted a reprieve and survives today.

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