Placerville Historical Museum, Placerville, CA Photos

Placerville Historical Museum, located in the Fountain & Tallman Soda Works building, focuses on Placerville's early history as a place where miners could purchase their supplies and relax. The building was the first soda works where water was bottled & sold to miners.

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Placerville Historical Museum in the Fountain & Tallman Soda Works Building. Placerville, CA.Main floor exhibit room at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Lithograph of Placerville published by the Weekly Observer at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Soda Water machine powered by steam engine made by American Soda Fountain Co. at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Placerville Historical Museum in the Fountain & Tallman Soda Works Building (1852) (524 Main St.). Placerville, CA. On National Register.Main floor exhibit room at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Lithograph of Placerville (c1888) published by the Weekly Observer at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Soda Water machine (c1894) powered by steam engine made by American Soda Fountain Co. at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Manufacturer's plaque on soda water machine at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Fountain & Tallman soda bottle display at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Fountain & Tallman Calfa soda water bottle at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Wooden soda pop crate from Pearson's Soda Works at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Manufacturer's plaque on soda water machine at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Fountain & Tallman soda bottle display at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Fountain & Tallman Calfa soda water bottle (early 1850's) at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Wooden soda pop crate from Pearson's Soda Works at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Objects used by local pioneers at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Items which belonged to Milton R. Elstner, an early entrepreneur, at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Items belonging to early California Chinese community at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Vintage Chinese teapot at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Objects used by local pioneers at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Items which belonged to Milton R. Elstner, an early entrepreneur, at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Items belonging to early California Chinese community at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Vintage Chinese teapot at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Gongs belonging to early California Chinese community at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Arm chair in red velvet at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Hanging oil lamp at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Locally made medicine bottles at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Gongs belonging to early California Chinese community at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Arm chair in red velvet at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Hanging oil lamp at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Locally made medicine bottles at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Vintage glass bottles at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Button collection including Victorian glass, Golden Age Gilts & China Calico buttons at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Hand-powered washing machine at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Table of biblical weights, time & money in bible belonging to John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Vintage glass bottles at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Button collection including Victorian glass, Golden Age Gilts (1830-50) & China Calico (c1848) buttons at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Hand-powered washing machine (c1890's) at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.Table of biblical weights, time & money in bible belonging to John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.
Information board recounting the life of Snowshoe Thompson at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.


Information board recounting the life of Snowshoe Thompson at Fountain & Tallman Museum. Placerville, CA.



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