What do Elvis Presley, Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant and Bette Davis have in common?
They are all famous people who have stayed in Placerville's Historic Cary House Hotel, along with rumored 'friendly ghosts' roaming the hallways at night.
Since 1857, the Cary House has been a popular lodging choice in the middle of the gold country. It also housed on the first floor the headquarters of Wells Fargo, including drop-offs of gold on the way to the mint. And today visitors may still stay in this elegant hotel and explore historic gold town Placerville.
In the image is a circa 1930s jalopy from the May Placerville auto show, with the Cary House behind.
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emka (99931) 2014-08-10 11:45
hello Ray, So many celebrities stayed in this hotel? And when a friendly gost roams there in the night, it must be expensive place. Nice olkd building in red with an iron balcony. Nice this colourful little car.
WArm regrads Malgo
macjake (69131) 2014-08-10 12:02
so this hotel is still open to guests?
I'd love to spend a night here, maybe i'll get to meet a ghost :)
That would make for a wonderful TE photo!
but i still love the cars the most here.
a fine mixture of classic hot rods and muscle cars.
2 fine subjects mixed together.
batalay (39129) 2014-08-10 20:44
I like the juxtaposition of the souped up cars and the historic hotel, although I am embarrassed to admit I had not heard of Placerville before. I also had no idea of Grant having visited California.
ourania (47092) 2014-08-11 2:08
your picture is an interesting blend of eras that gains intensity by the tight frame. The succession of interesting elements has a strong impact, there's good perspective and great clarity that helps us explore the scene and learn from it. Although the sky is blank, the colours of this view are well defined and authentic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2014-08-18 11:54
Haha, I know this place and not for the famous residents, but for the spooky goings on. I don't make a habit of watching those ghost hunter shows, but I watched one awhile back when I was utterly bored and they were here, finding things in the basement, and all the usual malarkey. Nice to see its used for oth things too, and it presents an excellent canvass against which to present this fine car. Love the paint job on it and nice alloys too.
It'd amazing too, as you have really shown me another meaning to the word jalopy, which to me previously meant only something insulting.