Gold Country | Town Clothes

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Hi, my name is Morgan and I have gold (country) fever. I’ve visited the bygone boomtowns of Amador County, California a handful of times—thanks to my local tour guide and creative collaborator Kylie— and never grow tired of the wild west charm that still lingers on century old Main Streets. From the cool respite of stalactites in Black Chasm Cavern to the rustic charm of Sutter Creek Inn’s dated interiors—Gold Country’s tiny towns are a forty-niner’s time warp.

There’s a sweet sedation and meditation that rides shotgun while cruising along the foothills. Clay pits and abandoned mine rigs rusting beside the road. I almost forget its California— the original California, where boomtowns sprang up overnight, fading into the ghostly remains of American Dreams by morning.

To find patinaed walls or a wild west antique shop paradise, wander the main streets and side streets of Sutter Creek, Amador City, and Jackson. I brought my birthday gifts along for the ride— a new to me Kodak polaroid case + Contax G2. Check out the snaps Kylie and I caught around gold country in our Sunday best Town Clothes plaids below.

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Morgan Austerweil