Amador County Points of Interest

Forest Home Stage and Freight Stopover
10 October 2006
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Forest Home
State Route 16
Forest Home (Ghost Town)
Founded 1854

Forest Home is a former settlement about six miles west of Plymouth. It still appeared on USGS maps as late as 1944.

Forest Home began as a gold mining center, north of Ione. Both placer and hydraulic mining were conducted. After the gold petered out, copper mining began.

Source: Wikipedia.

The plaque reads:

Forest Home
Stage and Freight Stopover

Copper mines patented 1873:
Peak Outputs: Early 1860s,
1895-1917, 1943-1947.
Township organized 1854.
A Methodist center for many years
U.S. Postoffice: 1862-1905.

Rededicated by
Native Daughters of the Golden West,
Forrest Parlor No. 86,
Plymouth, California
Amador County Historical Society

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