Guides and History Books About Georgetown By Local Authors
Georgetown Historical Walking Tour is a 16 page pamphlet that guides you on a walking tour of Georgetown and describes the landmarks, buildings, and history of the town. The pamphlet is offered free of charge in many shops on Main Street or you can CLICK HERE to access a printable copy right from your computer. Please be aware that the Shannon Knox House, and all homes appearing in the brochure, are private residences and are not open to the public. Also, time has passed since this little brochure was first published and many buildings have changed ownership and their purpose has changed as well. The brochure was written by Sheryl Rambeau and illustrated by Jacqueline Morgan. Funding is provided by Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society.
Tracking Down My Ancestors is one of many books authored by Guy Nixon (Redcorn) who is descended from Native Americans that have occupied the Gold Rush area for many generations. Guy's family has been living on the same property for four generations and in these pages, Guy provides real detailed documentation of his own family. In doing so, he also relates a story of people over 100's of years; how they lived and thrived in a beautiful area like El Dorado County and where they came from. Guy has written many history books and is a proud recipient of an Honorary Masters Degree from the University of California for his work. Mr. Nixon's books also provide details insight into the actual lives of Native Californians and the early days with the white settlers This is information that can be found nowhere else. His books can be purchased a stores in Georgetown or you can CLICK HERE for Amazon.com. Not all of his books are available on Amazon.
Georgetown Images Of America is a pictorial documentary of Georgetown with extensive verbal descriptions for each photograph. The collection of old photographs of the community and it's residents is very impressive. The book covers the years from Gold Discovery in nearby Coloma through the the mid-20th Century. The photos are explanations are an excellent way to gain some knowledge about the rugged life led by the early Gold Rush pioneers in this area. The book was written by Sheryl Rambeau and is copiously illustrated with actual historical photographs. The books are available in local stores or you can CLICK HERE to order from Amazon.com.
Georgetown & The Divide Volume II contains a copious amount of written historical information dating back to the days of the gold discovery. It contains plenty of excellent photographs as well, particularly of the buildings in the towns and the people themselves. This book covers not only Georgetown, but many of the surrounding communities that make up The Divide even today. It also provides a rare glimpse of the mining community of Georgia Slide that was only a little more than a mile from Georgetown itself. Georgia Slide is gone today, but is remembered in this book. This book is sometimes available locally, but is out of print and difficult to find. If you see one, buy it!!!