For Sale: Gold Rush Town Of Seneca, California (With Liquor License)
FANCY buying a town with its own liquor license? Of course you do:
Want to buy a ghost town with a bar and liquor license? Expand it into a unique getaway! Perhaps the most remote restaurant in Northern California. 12 acres… There are no known environmental hazards. We have owned since 1970. We will provide a Deed plus a Title Search and Title Insurance.) Seneca is the real McCoy. Historic. Very close to, or containing a historic Chinese-built gold mine. (Active gold mining today in the vicinity.) This deal includes several small buildings in various states of (dis)repair. It was home to the “Woodstock of the West” in the 1970′s — thousands attended (we have a clipping somewhere)…Includes an island. Possibly THE last private acreage within a National Forest. (Not many liquor licenses in the region, either.) A big tree is growing up through the porch of the bar. The public access dirt road from both north and south is one of the most scenic in the USA. (The northern access is darn scary and features maybe 1000-foot drops into the gorge.)
Seneca is a couple miles NE from Butt Lake and is accessible from I-70 via Caribou to the south. It is about 5 miles from Lake Almanor and Hwy 89 to the north.
Historic Plaque reads: Seneca : Gold was found in 1851 and a wild mining town was born with a dance hall, feed store, livery, blacksmith, post office, grocery, rooming houses and a hotel with solar heated showers. The canyon’s mine included the Sunnyside, Lucky Chance, White Lily, and Last Chance. A 10 stamp mill pounded out the ore. One mine had 500 Chinese miners; each earned 10 cents a day in rice and they had an opium den. The largest nugget found here was 42 ounces; worth $28,000 in 1942. The most famous spot was the gin mill run by Marie Sabin who moved here in 1934 with her husband Don. Marie was known as the guardian angel of Seneca.