May 6 is 7th Annual Clarksville Day Celebration

by Placerville Newswire / May 05, 2017 / comments

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Explore some of the area’s richest history on May 6 for Clarksville Region Historical Society’s Clarksville Day.

This free family event will take you back in history to the 1800s with Clarksville Cemetery tours, Pony Express and Mormon Battalion demonstrations, gold panning, railroad exhibits, old west shoot-outs, old-time photography and more. 

The event will also include dated fire trucks, stagecoaches, classic cars including model As and Ts from the 1940s and 50s.

Betty January, committee board member, said this event has not been put on in the last four years due to the construction of the Silva Valley Interchange, which blocked the designated parking lot for the event. Since construction has finished, the entrance is clear and the popular event is back on.

In the past, this event has attracted more than 4,000 guests and January said she hopes this year is just as great.

“Our goal as a historic society is to let people know about the unique history we have,” she said. “For people who recently moved here, this day is for them.”

January said this area has some of the best history in California and throughout the United States.

“This is where gold was discovered,” January said. “We are very proud of our history here and extremely proud of this international history.”

January said she looking forward to seeing the kids come out with their families and have a good time.

“Seeing the excitement and wonder in their eyes is the best,” she said. “Many people say they didn’t even know Clarksville existed. It’s here and there are ruins. They aren’t well preserved and they are decaying, but they are here.”

Clarksville is located behind Town Center in El Dorado Hills on White Rock Road. Enter the Old White Rock Road and there will be a sign that says ‘Clarksville.’
 
Know and Go:
What: 7th annual Clarksville Day
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6
Where: City of Clarksville 
More info: edhhistory.org or 916-933-3173