Here is a replica of an old covered wagon. It shows a list of the provisions and items people needed to make the travel to the west. The wagon was built so that the top could be lifted off its wheels in order to cross the rivers.
The building's main room became the J.B. Whitnety store, an emporium of eclecticism. Mr. Pinkerton's paintings, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark and controversial, earned him an international reputation. His work is represented by the Himovitz Gallery in Sacramento.
The Whitney Museum displays excellent documented information of the different routes various women took when they literally walked west to California. These routes were gleaned from diaries that different pioneer women wrote about the hardships they endured as they made their way west to California.
Information, photographs courtesy of the Amador County Archives, The Historical Marker Database, and the Chronicling America Database