The BookerySaloons and gambling halls provided the main form of entertainment for miners during the gold rush. One of Old Hangtown's largest gaming halls, The United States Trio, once stood on this site. Owner and entrepreneur, Benjamin Nickerson, first engaged in the business of promoting the short-lived bloody sport of bull and bear and donkey fighting on Circus Hill. When public opinion shut his bull ring down, Nickerson turned his marketing skills toward liquor and cards. The gaming tables of his large canvas tent groaned with bags of gold dust and glittering piles of coins.
|Placed By||Heritage Association of El Dorado County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 691058 N 4288921|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72831667, -120.80206667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.699', W 120° 48.124'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 41.94" N, 120° 48' 7.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||530, 916|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 330 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US|
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