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American Exchange Hotel, Sutter Creek, Amador County

In 1854 the American House hotel was a well known hotel under the direction of Dwight Crandall which also served as an office and stage shop for the Adams & Company Express, one of the first express companies established in California, preceding Wells Fargo and Company.

Dwight Crandall advertised the hotel for sale in June 6, 1857, It was in 1860 to M. Little and Joseph King for $3000. Little bought King's interest a year later and operated the hotel until September 9, 1865 when a fire swept through Sutter Creek's business district, burning the hotel to the ground.

Excerpt from Amador Ledger - June 30, 1857

American Exchange Hotel C. 1894

The American Exchange Hotel C. late 1890's

Information, photographs courtesy of the Amador County Archives, The Historical Marker Database, and the Chronicling America Database