According to El Dorado County folklore, Sailor Jack, a young immigrant from Finland, was stumbling about the shrubbery along the South Fork Weber Creek outside of Newtown in 1853. Some veteran miners in town had convinced the inexperienced, hopeful prospector there was a huge fortune in the area.
Tourism might be the last thing on our minds in 2020. But as California slowly starts to open up again from the shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting out of Dodge for a day or two into the beauty of the Sierra foothills Gold Country — for business as well as pleasure — can provide a much-needed breath of fresh air.
As businesses in Northern California navigate the changing restrictions ordered by the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, reconnecting with our colleagues could be more crucial than ever.