Sheep Ranch CA Real Estate
The town was once surrounded by sheep corrals, and in 1860 gold ore was discovered in the corrals where the sheep were kept at night. Soon Sheep Ranch was a bustling gold mining town. Before the turn of the century there were five flourishing gold mines and one had a ten-stamp mill. The Eagle Hotel and the Pioneer Hotel were the two prominent local establishments, and the town also supported 15 saloons. Only the Pioneer Hotel is still standing from that era.