Eldorado County Historical Museum, Placerville, CA Photos

The Eldorado County Historical Museum at the Placerville, CA, fair grounds focuses on the history of El Dorado County in its displays.

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El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Three-bench passenger wagons at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Three waterwheels at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Gold-ore stamp mill crushing machines at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
El Dorado County Historical Museum (104 Placerville Dr.). Placerville, CA.Three-bench passenger wagons (one by ELI by Columbia Wagon) at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Three waterwheels at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Gold-ore stamp mill crushing machines (one by H.S. Morey, 1903) at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Collection of antique machinery at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Presses & safes & barbed wire collection at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Bell, cast in England in 1860 & installed on new bell tower on Placerville's Main St. in 1865 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Washington Press by R. Hoe & Co. of New York at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Collection of antique machinery at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Presses & safes & barbed wire collection at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Bell, cast in England in 1860 & installed on new bell tower on Placerville's Main St. in 1865 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Washington Press by R. Hoe & Co. of New York at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Copy press to make duplicates of hand-written letters at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Lincoln Highway sign installed by Boy Scouts along the route of highway in 1927 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Plaque inscribed with Gettysburg Address which was given by Lincoln in 1863 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of Native American baskets at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Copy press to make duplicates of hand-written letters at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Lincoln Highway sign installed by Boy Scouts along the route of highway in 1927 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Plaque inscribed with Gettysburg Address which was given by Lincoln in 1863 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of Native American baskets at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Native American basket with depiction of Native American women basket making in the background at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Maidu cooking baskets at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Native American basket & bowl mortars used for preparing acorn flour & pounding seeds at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Native American basket with quail plume & star design at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Native American basket with depiction of Native American women basket making in the background at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Maidu cooking baskets at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Native American basket & bowl mortars used for preparing acorn flour & pounding seeds at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Native American basket with quail plume & star design at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Maidu cooking or storage basket bowl with quail plume design at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Twinned basketry of Northern California including Karok bowl, Achumawi storage basket & man's cap at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Buckeye seeds requiring lengthy leaching process if used for food during serious acorn shortage at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Basketry woven by Washoe women for sale or barter at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Maidu cooking or storage basket bowl with quail plume design at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Twinned basketry of Northern California including Karok bowl, Achumawi storage basket & man's cap at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Buckeye seeds requiring lengthy leaching process if used for food during serious acorn shortage at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Basketry woven by Washoe women for sale or barter at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Basketry woven by Washoe women for sale or barter at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Model of miners at work crafted by Larry Stolicker at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Miner's cradle & frying pan extended so miner does not have to bend so far for gold panning at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of miners' working implements at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Basketry woven by Washoe women for sale or barter at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Model of miners at work crafted by Larry Stolicker at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Miner's cradle (1848) & frying pan extended so miner does not have to bend so far for gold panning at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of miners' working implements at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Muller & tray used to grind up rock containing gold at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wooden box used for blasting caps at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Electrical generator used to detonate explosives at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Personal Bible of James Marshall, discoverer of gold in California, with his photograph & autograph pasted inside the cover at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Muller & tray used to grind up rock containing gold at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wooden box used for blasting caps at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Electrical generator used to detonate explosives at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Personal Bible (printed 1839) of James Marshall, discoverer of gold in California, with his photograph & autograph pasted inside the cover at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Slate shingles from James Marshall's cabin & leather gold pouches used by miners to hold their gold at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Dresden bowl found in Marshall cabin in Coloma CA at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wood plane once owned by James Marshall the carpenter who discovered gold while building Sutter's Mill at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Toy wagon made by James Marshall as Christmas gift for neighbor at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Slate shingles from James Marshall's cabin & leather gold pouches used by miners to hold their gold at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Dresden bowl found in Marshall cabin in Coloma CA at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wood plane once owned by James Marshall the carpenter who discovered gold while building Sutter's Mill at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Toy wagon made by James Marshall as Christmas gift for neighbor at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Display of circular saw blades from local lumber industry & model of saw mill at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of photos, tools & equipment used in harvesting of trees, manufacturing of logs & transport to market at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of interior & typical contents of Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Display of circular saw blades from local lumber industry & model of saw mill at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of photos, tools & equipment used in harvesting of trees, manufacturing of logs & transport to market at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of interior & typical contents of Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Interior of Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wagon, trunk & oxen yoke at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA."Wheels That Won The West" lithograph depicting many types of wagons used in the west in the 1800's at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Studebaker carriage built by Studebaker who got his start building mining wheel barrows during the gold rush at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Interior of Studebaker covered wagon at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Wagon, trunk & oxen yoke at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA."Wheels That Won The West" lithograph depicting many types of wagons used in the west in the 1800's at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Studebaker carriage built by Studebaker who got his start building mining wheel barrows during the gold rush at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Wells Fargo locked box, strong box & safe at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Graphic depicting Charlie Parkhurst, a woman who masqueraded as a man while driving stagecoaches at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Telegraph glass insulators on wooden pins at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Rudd Instantaneous Automatic Gas Water Heater & other laundry equipment at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Wells Fargo locked box, strong box & safe at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Graphic depicting Charlie Parkhurst, a woman who masqueraded as a man while driving stagecoaches at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Telegraph glass insulators on wooden pins at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Rudd Instantaneous Automatic Gas Water Heater (c1910) & other laundry equipment at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Pie safe, canning jars & butter churn at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Antique glass canning jars at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Icyball cabinet an early type deep freeze which used ammonia gas at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Ammonia balls used for cooling process in icyball cabinet at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Pie safe, canning jars & butter churn at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Antique glass canning jars at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Icyball cabinet (Crosley Radio Corp) an early type deep freeze which used ammonia gas at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Ammonia balls (containers) used for cooling process in icyball cabinet at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
1920's era party dresses at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Living room items including square grand piano typical of late 1800s at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vitrine with carved wood framing displaying fine glassware & china at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Dining room side board used for display & storage at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
1920's era party dresses at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Living room items including square grand piano typical of late 1800s at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vitrine with carved wood framing displaying fine glassware & china at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Dining room side board used for display & storage at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Ornately carved wooden Victorian bedstead & quilts at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Monarch cook stove at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.19thC dry goods store display at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vintage weigh scales including "computing scale" made in Dayton, OH by forerunner of IBM at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Ornately carved wooden Victorian bedstead & quilts at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Monarch cook stove at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.19thC dry goods store display at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vintage weigh scales including "computing scale" made in Dayton, OH by forerunner of IBM at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Vitrine for commercial display with vintage footwear at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vitrine displaying vintage footwear & carnival glass at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Carnival glass at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Candy scale with brass bowl & decorated red base at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Vitrine for commercial display with vintage footwear at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Vitrine displaying vintage footwear & carnival glass at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Carnival glass (early 20thC) at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Candy scale with brass bowl & decorated red base at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
The Model Commissary decorated flour bin, sifter & crank along with spice & extracts dispenser at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Shelves of typical canned goods in general store at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Shelves of over-the-counter medicines in general store display at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Advertising sign listing veterinary remedies sold by Pratt Food Co. of Philadelphia at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
The Model Commissary decorated flour bin, sifter & crank along with spice & extracts dispenser at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Shelves of typical canned goods in general store at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Shelves of over-the-counter medicines in general store display at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Advertising sign listing veterinary remedies sold by Pratt Food Co. of Philadelphia at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Botanic drugs from Parke Davis & Co. & other remedies at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Assorted objects which belonged to Chinese settlers at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of military uniforms at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Diploma given to Bud Blair by1932 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing & International Committees at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Botanic drugs from Parke Davis & Co. & other remedies at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Assorted objects which belonged to Chinese settlers at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Display of military uniforms at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.Diploma given to Bud Blair by1932 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing & International Committees at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.
Photos of Bud Blair, Olympic winning athlete, in 1932 & 1984 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.


Photos of Bud Blair, Olympic winning athlete, in 1932 & 1984 at El Dorado County Historical Museum. Placerville, CA.



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