Ingham-Atwood House

You bet I got a yummy meat treat after precariously balancing on this step in Placerville, California for my photo. šŸ™‚

An early settler in Coloma and an early developer of Placerville, George Ingham owned this 1870-built house at the turn of the century.

A member of the 1874 state legislature, Ingham served as El Dorado District Attorney for 12 years. His daughter, Bine, inherited the house after he died and also made her mark in Placerville.

Born in Coloma, Bine came to town and worked at the local newspaper, the Mountain Democrat, or 41 years. First, she was a typesetter, then business manager, and finally, half-owner. (Bine was a boss babe!)

In 1907, the house was sold to the Atwood family. Ted Atwood Sr. was a deputy clerk for four years, then served as county auditor in 1906. In addition, he was commissioned Executive Secretary for the Pan-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. His wife, Marion, founded the Atwood Insurance company, which is still in operation in Placerville today. Annnnnd, another boss babe to conclude this entry.

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