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Address: Placerville, CA 95667
Description: Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.

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In Placerville

Come soon..before they screw it up and rebuild the sidewalk around it!! Have lunch in town! Spend some money!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Can't miss this attraction in the middle of the street. Makes a great reference point for peeps who have never been to Main Street.

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Placerville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Interesting history but not much else to note. It's right on Main street in Placerville, so you can't miss it.

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foothills..ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Come soon..before they screw it up and rebuild the sidewalk around it!! Have lunch in town! Spend some money!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stopped by on my drive back from Reno to San Francisco Bay Area. The Bell Tower is a focus point in town and is on the Main Street in Placerville. The bell tower when first placed in 1885 was used to signal the volunteer firemen to a fire in the area. It has been relocated a few times in... More 

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Senoia, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I drove up from El a Dorado Hills just too see what Placerville was like. I loved the Main St area! Unfortunately, I'm here while it's raining hard, so I didn't get to walk around as long as I would have liked. Loved the Placerville News Company...had some very unique toys and gifts! Went across the street and into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As the legend goes, back in 1849, area gold miners called for a "Miner's Court" for couple of other miners accused of a unknown transgression. Upon finding the two unlucky men "guilty, the jury of miners started asking " what do we do with them now?" Someone in the miner's court of spectators shouted "hang em" and so they did,... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Bell Tower is in the middle of Historic Placerville. The Bell Tower itself is historical and nice to see. Also, there are many shops and restaurants along Main Street. Be aware that most of the shops do not give refunds. Some will do exchanges. If you are buying Christmas gifts, know that your loved one will not be able... More 

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Placerville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

To count this as a bonafide "attraction" I'm also including the whole of Historic Main Street Placerville, which is certainly worth a visit. The Bell Tower is sort of a centerpiece for the street, which contains many cute shops, excellent restaurants and quaint storefronts, not the least of which is Placerville Hardware Store. I put the date of my visit... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Take a stroll down town to the historic area of the gold rush. Don't miss the Placerville Hardware Store, a real treasure for shoppers, they have everything, you never leave empty handed.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not really a tourist stop. More of a historical thing in the middle of the street. Cool for a quick glance.

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Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville

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