Calaveras County Downtown Museum, San Andreas, CA Photos

Calaveras County Historical Museum comprises the Historic Downtown Museum and the Red Barn Museum. The downtown museum is located in three historic buildings: The Hall of Records, the Courthouse, the jail where the infamous outlaw, Black Bart, was held while awaiting trial. The museum focuses on Calaveras County history in agriculture, mining, logging and ranching.

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Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Facade of Calaveras County Downtown Museum building. San Andreas, CA.Odd Fellows IOOF Hall now part of Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Stairway to upper level exhibits at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Calaveras County Downtown Museum (30 N. Main St., San Andreas). San Andreas, CA.Facade of Calaveras County Downtown Museum building (former Hall of Records) (1893). San Andreas, CA.Odd Fellows IOOF Hall (1856) now part of Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Stairway to upper level exhibits at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Detail of carved newel post on stairway at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Upper level hallway at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Judge's Chambers next to Courtroom at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Law Library next to Judge's Chambers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Detail of carved newel post on stairway at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Upper level hallway at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Judge's Chambers next to Courtroom at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Law Library next to Judge's Chambers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Courtroom where Black Bart was tried and still in use for occasional trials at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Heritage U.S. flag with 36 stars after Nevada joined USA in courtroom at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Sheriff's Office at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Jail cell at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Courtroom (1867) where Black Bart was tried and still in use for occasional trials at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Heritage U.S. flag with 36 stars (1865-87) after Nevada joined USA in courtroom at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Sheriff's Office at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Jail cell at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Jail cell at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Historic outdoor oven in jail yard at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Rose in jail yard garden at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Display of California's oldest court house constructed of pre-cut Camphor wood, originally located in Double Springs, then County Seat of Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Jail cell at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Historic outdoor oven in jail yard at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Rose in jail yard garden at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Display of California's oldest court house (1850) constructed of pre-cut Camphor wood, originally located in Double Springs, then County Seat of Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Replica of old time post office with related displays at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Poll tax receipts at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Road poll tax receipt at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.First day covers & stamps commemorating the centennial of California Statehood & the 100th & 150th anniversaries of the discovery of gold in California in 1849 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Replica of old time post office with related displays at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Poll tax receipts (1865) at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Road poll tax receipt (1902) at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.First day covers & stamps commemorating the centennial of California Statehood (1850-1950) & the 100th & 150th anniversaries of the discovery of gold in California in 1849 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Envelope commemorating Centennial of Angels Camp & Jumping Frog of Calaveras with stamp commemorating California Gold Centennial & envelope commemorating the historic Mountain Ranch Post office in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Gallery of native objects at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Stone mortars of Native American Miwok at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok basket display at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Envelope commemorating Centennial of Angels Camp (1848-1948) & Jumping Frog of Calaveras with stamp commemorating California Gold Centennial & envelope commemorating the historic Mountain Ranch Post office in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Gallery of native objects at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Stone mortars of Native American Miwok at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok basket display at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Miwok papoose carrier & baskets at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok pedestal style basket at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok baskets at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Twin weave basket hat for a woman made by Karok tribe at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Miwok papoose carrier & baskets at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok pedestal style basket at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Miwok baskets at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Twin weave basket hat for a woman made by Karok tribe at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Mexican batea & other gold pans & miner possessions at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Samples of minerals quarried locally including soapstone, asbestos, rhyolite & a quartz vein at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Chart indicating the cost of food, living and work items required by a team of 4 men setting out to prospect for gold in 1859 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Samples of minerals that were found locally at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Mexican batea & other gold pans & miner possessions at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Samples of minerals quarried locally including soapstone, asbestos, rhyolite & a quartz vein at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Chart indicating the cost of food, living and work items required by a team of 4 men setting out to prospect for gold in 1859 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Samples of minerals that were found locally at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique clear glass bottles at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Display of typical items seen at A. Pereira General Store plus coffee grinder at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Collection of evening purses from A. Pereira General Store. San Andreas, CA.Young child's rocking crib at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique clear glass bottles at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Display of typical items seen at A. Pereira General Store (c1930s) plus coffee grinder at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Collection of evening purses from A. Pereira General Store. San Andreas, CA.Young child's rocking crib (c1901) at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Ornate wood framed wall clock with painting of the old New York State Capitol building at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Square grand piano at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Chinese heritage porcelain & pottery items at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Antique Florence sewing machines & crimping rollers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Ornate wood framed wall clock with painting of the old New York State Capitol building at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Square grand piano at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Chinese heritage porcelain & pottery items at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Antique Florence sewing machines (patented 1850) & crimping rollers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique tobacco cutting machine & tins at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Switchboard gambling machine & Oom Paul gambling machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Detail of switchboard gambling machine by Marshfield Novelty Co. of Minneapolis, MN at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Detail of Oom Paul gambling machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique tobacco cutting machine & tins at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Switchboard gambling machine & Oom Paul gambling machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Detail of switchboard gambling machine by Marshfield Novelty Co. of Minneapolis, MN at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Detail of Oom Paul gambling machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique farm tools at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Petaluma Incubator for hatching chicks at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Embroidered IOOF neck regalia & souvenir metal from dedication of I.O.O.F and F. & A.M. Hall, San Andreas March 1, 1901 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wooden sign with toll gate rates for road crossing Ebbetts Pass owned by Big Tree & Carson Valley Turnpike Co. at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique farm tools at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Petaluma Incubator for hatching chicks at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Embroidered IOOF neck regalia & souvenir metal from dedication of I.O.O.F and F. & A.M. Hall, San Andreas March 1, 1901 at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wooden sign with toll gate rates (c latter half of 19th C) for road crossing Ebbetts Pass owned by Big Tree & Carson Valley Turnpike Co. at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique tall clock in unusual case at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.New York stoneware crock at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Graphic illustrating the hotel & surroundings at Mammoth Tree Grove in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Graphic illustrating the hotel & surroundings at Mammoth Tree Grove in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Antique tall clock in unusual case at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.New York stoneware crock at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Graphic illustrating the hotel & surroundings at Mammoth Tree Grove in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Graphic illustrating the hotel & surroundings at Mammoth Tree Grove in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
The Oliver Standard Visible Writer from Chicago at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Early Edison dictation machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Early mechanical calculator from Zurich Switzerland at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Old time kitchen with pitcher made especially for the store of Rosa A. Agostini & Stewart cast-iron range at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
The Oliver Standard Visible Writer (typewriter) (1902-07) from Chicago at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Early Edison dictation machine at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Early mechanical calculator (1900) from Zurich Switzerland at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Old time kitchen with pitcher made especially for the store of Rosa A. Agostini & Stewart cast-iron range at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Collection of printed teapots & serving dish at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Kitchen utensils including tortilla press at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Butter churner & pie safe with display of glass canning jars at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wooden bedstead with coverlet & pillow cases with fancy needlework & crazy quilt at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Collection of printed teapots & serving dish at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Kitchen utensils including tortilla press at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Butter churner & pie safe with display of glass canning jars at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wooden bedstead with coverlet & pillow cases with fancy needlework & crazy quilt at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.
Sheet music for the melody, Jumping Frog of Calaveras, written by Hugh Watt, at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Quilt decorated with building in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.San Andreas streetscape of North Main St. San Andreas, CA.Heritage building on North Main St. San Andreas, CA.
Sheet music for the melody, Jumping Frog of Calaveras, written by Hugh Watt, at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Quilt decorated with building in Calaveras County at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.San Andreas streetscape of North Main St. San Andreas, CA.Heritage building on North Main St. San Andreas, CA.
Black Bart Inn named for infamous criminal who was tried in the San Andreas court house. San Andreas, CA.View of heritage buildings lining hill on North Main St. San Andreas, CA.Heritage commercial buildings. San Andreas, CA.
Black Bart Inn named for infamous criminal who was tried in the San Andreas court house. San Andreas, CA.View of heritage buildings lining hill on North Main St. San Andreas, CA.Heritage commercial buildings (c1920's). San Andreas, CA.

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