On June 2, 1915, Amador City was officially incorporated. 100 years later, the town has decided to throw a big party and everyone is welcomed. The celebration will take place on Saturday, May 30, since the official centennial date falls on a Tuesday. Can’t shut the town down on a Tuesday for an all day party.
The city planners have created an event that will include live music, food, wine tasting and the uniqueness of various town shops. The ringing of the Fire Station Bell will kick off the ceremony at 11am. The Amador High Marching Band will ensure a festive atmosphere while presenters and historians talk about the history of the city and the cool fire truck on display.
Amador City is off Highway 49 north of Sutter Creek and Jackson. It’s the smallest city in California with roughly a few hundred residents. Amador City shares the same name as the county, as they both were named after Jose Maria Amador. This wealthy rancher owner a great deal of land in the region.
The county is well known for its gold mines and Amador City typically benefits from travelers looking for these historic points of interest. Amador City’s first post office was in 1863, before the area was incorporated. Another popular place of interest is Amador’s Imperial Hotel, which many claim is haunted.
The Centennial Celebration takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, May 30.
For more information on this event, check out the city’s official website.