Tuolumne County Points of Interest
A marker is mounted on the front of the building:
[Established] and in continuous operation since 1862. "The Willow Hotel" was named for the trees that were growing here long before the Gold Rush started. In its heyday The Willow hosted President McKinley, Mrs. Robert E. Lee and "Bat" Masterson among many others.
Plagued by fires much of the original building was destroyed in 1982. However, the original redwood bar has survived intact. Internationally famous for it's [sic] ghosts The Willow enriches local history and preserves a reputation for good food and drink.
Dedicated by E Clampus Vitus
Sept. 2, 2000 (6005)
Matuca Chapter 1849
Credo Quia Absurdum