NAME: New Chicago
COUNTY: Amador
CLIMATE: Cold in winter,hot in summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: All year round.
COMMENTS: No current residents.1 mile east of Drytown down New Chicago Road.
REMAINS: Several miner's shacks,foundations and the old boarding house.
New Chicago was a mining camp of the 1850s,built up near the Gover Mine.It had about twenty houses.Aaron Mason had a boaring house and bar for the miners in New Chicago.Seth Jennings had a grocery store next to Malson's Hotel.The Malson Hotel was built in 1878,at the cost of $3,000.The hotel was 34x48 feet,with a kitchen in the rear.New Chicago was a fairy large town in the 1850s. Submitted by: Chris Geigle
New Chicago Miners Shack
Courtesy Chris Geigle