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October 17, 2009: Fall Foothill Drive

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Post by volvie! Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:44 am

Hi Everyone,

We are pleased to announce our next event!

Fall Foothill Drive

Join us as we explore the history and culture of the foothill regions of Ione and Jackson! Stops include the Preston Castle in Ione, the Kennedy Tailing Wheel Park in Jackson, and the city of Jackson.

Sac Volvo Club Event Flyer:

Preston Castle website:

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Information / website:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where (Meeting Location):
Sloughhouse Inn Parking Lot
12700 Meiss Rd
Sloughhouse, CA 95683

Detailed interactive map:

Copy and Paste from the Event Flyer:
We will meet you at Sloughhouse Inn parking lot on Highway 16 (Jackson Road) & Meiss Road to
begin the mapped portion of the tour. The inn is not in business.

Call 530-957-0068 (Wally’s cell) if you are running late or are lost!
Warning: Cell reception is iffy in the foothills.

Plan for the Day:
  • Leave from Sloughhouse Inn at 9:30 a.m.

  • 1st Stop at Preston Castle in Ione, CA for a tour of the 1890s vintage building that is
    undergoing restoration. It was a state operated reform school from 1894 to 1960.
    Tour cost is $10 for adults. For more information:

  • Drive to Sutter Creek via Sutter Ione Road

  • Next stop lunch in Sutter Creek or vicinity (Location to be determined)

  • Drive to Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park on Jackson Gate Road via Hwy 49

  • At Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park we will be able to view these gold mining relics. For
    more information:

  • From here you are on your own to discover other foothill attractions

    [-]Mike Peterson suggests the used book store in Jackson (Hein & Co. 204 N. Main.)

    [-]Marcia loves the bead shop at 46 Main Street in Jackson – The Hole Affair: They also have yarn. Tell Annette or Kathleen
    that Marcia sent you!

    [-]Be aware there’s an all day event in Jackson on Main Street:
    “Amador County Heritage Day, Saturday, October 17. Come to historic Main
    Street in Jackson on Heritage Day to re-live the area's colorful history, enjoy the tastes
    of a Dutch Oven cooking competition and the Fire Department Chili Cook-off
    (, and watch a spirited Fire Department
    Muster competition. Music and other street entertainment will occur throughout the
    day and antique and other handmade craft vendors will be selling their wares. The
    event runs from 10am-5pm on the length of Main Street.” –

We do need to know if you are coming so there are enough docents at Preston to give us a
good tour. We need to decide on a place for lunch that will work for us. We will be asking
for your lunch location preference among Mexican, Italian, or Deli (Amador City). Maps &
handouts about the places we are visiting will be provided at the meeting spot.

To RSVP (or ask a question), please contact Marcia & Wally Russell (no later than October 13, 2009):

Hope to see you there!

Take care,

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Post by volvie! Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:17 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that this event is this Saturday, October 17, 2009.

If you are interested in attending, you can still RSVP-- Please send your e-mail RSVP to Marcia & Wally Russell:

Hope to see you there!

Take care,

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