Once again the Clarksville Day event was
a big success with over 3,500 in attendance.
*** Pictures of the Event! ***
Clarksville Day 2011 Sponsors
Clarksville Day 2011 News
May 7th, 2011 10 am to 3 pm
Pony Express Rider in Clarksville
Preparation for Clarksville Day 2011 are well underway this is our 5th annual event it and we are getting good at it. There is still a lot to do so if you would like to help call the event coordinator Betty January at (916) 933-3173 or email here at Betty@EDHHistroy.org
Links to News Articles from the
El Dorado Hills Telegraph 4/20/2011
Article by Mike Roberts Village Life 4/25/2011
Video of Previous Clarksville Day
Additions are being added to this page all of the time so check back often.
Event time is May 7th, 2011 10 am to 3 pm See map to the event at the bottom of this page.
All of your old favorites will be back plus many new events and displays:
Clarksville Day 2011 Events
Pony Express This is the 151th anniversary of the Pony Express and they will be back doing remounts and giving rides to the kids.
Mormon Battalion Will be shooting their canon off again. They have a great display of 1850's stuff and hands on demonstrations for the kids. They said that they will add some new things to their displays and demonstrations
Blue Canyon Gang This bunch of guys and gals is the orneriest gang on the western slop. If you gals are having a hard time getting your man to pop the question the Blue Canyon Gang can arrange for a "Shotgun Weddin". Be careful there will be another gang in town and they don't get along so you can expect a shoot out or two.
Gold Panning Russ will be back showing the kids how to "strike it rich" Russ said that all of there rain this year washed down a lot of color. You could consider a trip to Clarksville Day an investment.
Antique Car Show The longest stretch Lincoln Highway in California will return to the glory days With a visit from the Sacramento T's and the Capital A's clubs. They will be on display and will do a parade down the Old Lincoln HWY
Model Train Setup New this year we will have a wonderful train setup
El Dorado Rose's Guys stop and get your picture with an El Dorado Rose. They are all dressed up in period custom
The Rescue Historical Society and the pre WWII fire truck will be back. They have some great pictures of some of the wineries and families in Rescue.
Folsom / Railroad Historical Societies Will be able to show you plans for their excursion rail car. They will also have lots of Folsom memorabilia.
El Dorado County Historical Museum Always brings a lot of interesting memorabilia and information about the history of the Clarksville and El Dorado County.
Clarksville Region Historical Society In addition to hosting the even we will have some new items to show you and of course be able to talk to you about the history of the area.
Lincoln Highway Association The LHA and CRHS are great friends. They are very supportive. They will have a booth and will show you the significance of America's first transcontinental HWY. They also have some great stories to tell.
Cemeteries Tour We are adding a shuttle to the Cemetery at the top of the hills
Descendants Area We have set aside a special area for the pioneer decedents They are a wealth of information and they like to share the Clarksville past. Be sure to pay them a visit.
The Percheron Horse and wagons These beautiful horses will again be taking visitors from the parking lot to "Down Town" Clarksville. In addition to last years wagons we have added a Concord Stagecoach.
Food We told Jake the hot dog man to put
extra help and the Crushed Ice Charles will bring lots of ice
The Placerville Elk's Lodge will be brining their Ice Cream Trailer
Music Sit on the straw bails and Enjoy the Pioneer Singers as they sing songs from the pioneers days
El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society find out how to check you ancestry and learn about genealogy