Calaveras County Points of Interest

Old Corner Saloon in Copperopolis

Old Corner Saloon in Copperopolis 6 December 2012
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Old Corner Saloon
574 Main Street

A marker by the entrance reads:

The Old Corner Saloon

In the 1860’s Copperopolis had a population of 10,000 and was the principal mine in the west. The mine closed in 1945.

This building has housed a saloon since it was built in 1862. Twice it survived raging fires which destroyed the town.

The bar operated through Prohibition as a “speakeasy” in the basement. The main floor was a soda parlor and had a buzzer set up to warn those below of approaching law enforcement.

The upstairs functioned as a rooming house and a brothel.

Dedicated by Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
April 5, 1997 (6002)
Credo quia absurdum

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