Highway 49--Gold Rush Country
A Little Background
With a population of under 200, this is the smallest incorporated city in the state. Basically it is a quiet crook in the road lined with a collection of interesting antiques shops, boutiques, and food shops situated inside atmospheric historical buildings—some with their original brick walls and iron doors.
●Bellflower Home and Garden Store 10787 Water St., (209) 267-1985. Crammed to the rafters with a mix of charming and garish garden items, this store sprawls through two buildings and an adjoining yard. You’re bound to find something you didn’t know you needed.
●Little City Studio & Gallery 14180 Main St. (Old Hwy. 49), (209) 267-9257. F-Sun 10-5. Located inside a building featuring the original brick walls, this is a working textile studio and gallery. It features woven and hand-knitted items, fabric collage, and quilts, plus art, jewelry, and more--all made by local artists and craftspeople. Rugs and scarves can be made to order. New and gently worn clothing are also available. It is a big bonus that prices are reasonable.
●Victorian Closet (209) 267-5250. On the other side of the vintage brick wall dividing this very old building, this charming shop is filled with vintage laces, dresses, buttons and bows, and even doll wardrobe cases in perfect condition.
●Meyer’s Antiques In Pig Turd Alley/Main St. In this well-located, well-curated shop, you’ll find vintage slot machines, arcade games, game-related antiques such as ivory chips, saloon items, and more.
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