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History 2018-05-15T19:25:55+00:00

The historic Avery Hotel, CA is the oldest continuously operated Hotel in Calaveras County. It was built as a family home in 1851 by Joseph and Sarah Goodell, of Maine. The Goodells later relocated to Stockton. In 1853, Peter and Nancy Avery, also of Maine, began operating it as a hotel. Famous guests have included Alfalfa of “Our Gang” and western legends such as Black Bart and Roy Rogers. Owners and guests have reported seeing the benign spirits of a late 19th century Sea captain and a locally revered school teacher Hazel Fischer. The school mistress lived in the hotel for 30 years until her death in 1967. She was responsible for forming the Avery School District. The hotel was purchased in 1922 by the Gotelli family who carried out extensive renovations. Since 1991, further restorations have taken place.

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