|March 2013 (38.50306°, -120.75333°) Fiddletown Road Bridge|
Fiddletown was a gold mining town that was settled by Missourians in 1849. The town also had one of the largest Chinese communities in the state (over 2000 people). It got it's name because during the summer the creek 'dried up' and so the placer miners had nothing to do but 'fiddle' around. Today the town's population is only 235 people. The writer Bret Harte wrote a story 'An Episode of Fiddleton,' which gave the town some fame. Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and other writers followed the 'forty-niners' out west to write about their lives.
Amador County, California Bridges: Fiddletown Road Bridge across the North Fork of Dry Creek by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.