Georgetown is a great place where you can always find a parking place to go exploring. No parking meters, great places to eat, some super shops to dig in for collectors, a wonderful old cemetery to peruse, bars that you want to belly up to, and great fall foliage.
Rather small image showing the main street, Wentworth Springs Road, going North. The American River Inn is on the middle left. Georgetown's Main Street is very wide, and you can actually park in the middle of the street.
Here is a better shot of the wide street. Much of the business section on the left has either burned down or been torn down.
This business, a grocery, which is no longer there, had a filling station. Looks like the old woody is ready to fill up with gas. In the center is the Pioneer Cafe, and at the right is the Sanders Variety Store.
In this RPPC is the IOOF Hall (also known as the Balsar House or Whiteside Hall) on the left. The wide road here is now Highway 193. Where the picket fence is on the right is now a gas station.
This is one of the lumber mills located in the Georgetown area.
This lovely old school is no longer there, but Georgetown School is one of the oldest continuously run school districts in California.
A more "recent" image of the Georgetown business district. The little building on the left is now replaced by a fire station. Next to it on the right is the Miner's Club, a long running, very popular bar. At the far right is the American River Inn. I hear the beds there are very comfortable.
Georgetown gets snow several times during the winter, since it sits at just above 2,500 feet.
Georgetown's busy Main Street. Along this side (the West side) there is a small radio station, a garage (not open at this time), a market, a hotel/bar, and the IOOF hall, home to many a concert, craft show, jazzercise class, and various community get-togethers.
Many Georgetown businesses have come and gone, such as this veneer plant. I am still not sure where this was in town.
I will leave you with an image to remind us of what brought most folks to the Georgetown Divide, prospecting. Here a miner is crushing his rock to extract the gold.
Right now I am planning to head on out to my favorite market, Marval, in Georgetown, to do a little shopping for dinner, and earn some "turkey bucks" toward a Thanksgiving bird. I have $5 worth already, and will probably get about a dollar more today.
I hope you will consider visiting Georgetown. The climate is super, and autumn paints the trees around town beautiful colors. You can always find a place to park (except maybe during Founder's Day, Halloween trick-or-treating, or Jeeper's Jamboree). The residents give great garage sales, and if you are hungry, you can find a wonderful Eggs Benedict at the local breakfast joint.