Welcome to the Miners on Main Scavenger Hunt

There are 10 Miners hidden throughout Main Street Placerville from Sacramento Street to Clay Street. These Miners all had an impact on Placerville and El Dorado County during the Gold Rush period. Each miner has a QR code on the medallion that will take you to a webpage about the miners when scanned with your phone camera. So grab your phone and begin your hunt.

Miners on Main
Showshoe Thompson
Miners on Main
"Black Bart" Charles Boles
Miners on Main
Sherriff James Hume

And many more!

Miners on Main

Getting Started

If you are starting from the intersection of Main Street and Sacramento Street, here is your first clue:

With your back to Highway 50, you will find this miner panning for gold at the corner of Sacramento Street and Main Street. May your navigation ability be as accurate as this miner who delivered his mail even in the most extreme weather.

If you are starting from the intersection of Main Street and Clay Street, here is your first clue:

Walk down Main Street on the side closer to Highway 50 toward the Bell Tower. Like the miners, you are looking for a rock, but this one won’t bring you riches. It is fitting that the Chamber of Commerce building is across from this miner as he used his money from mining to create a business selling wheelbarrows near where the Chamber now stands.

The Miners on Main Scavenger Hunt is a project of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Leadership El Dorado Class 14. We would like to thank the El Dorado County Historical Society, El Dorado County Museum, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and the City of Placerville for their assistance on this project. If you want to contact the makers of this scavenger hunt, please email chamber@eldoradocounty.org, and they will forward it along to Class 14.