Amador City, California


Amador City Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1851

Current Population: 196

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 954 Feet (291 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: California

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Amador City Description

Amador City wasn't incorporated into a city until 1915. Historically located in a rich gold bearing area in the Motherlode of California. In 1848-1849 an unknown creek was prospected by a wealthy rancher named Jose Maria Amador. There were no known settlements until 1851. The California Gold Rush changed the landscape of California. Amador's most famous and productive mine, the Keystone produced about $24 million in gold during 1853-1942.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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