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One of the best known and most popular wayside houses of public entertainment is the Deer Creek Inn, at Shingle Springs, Amador County, of which the owner and manager is Mrs. C. T. Wallace. An ideal hostess, she has made the inn extremely attractive and the service which she renders has brought her a large and representative patronage. Mrs. Wallace was born at Ruby Hill, Nevada, on January 20, 1877, and is a daughter of W. H. and Evelyn (Smith) Miller. Her father came to California with his father in 1852, and was followed at a later date by the mother and children. They settled at Mormon Island and Clarksburg, where they owned many claims. Father and grandfather worked together, the latter holding the position of recorder of mining claims at those two places, and they took out thirteen thousand dollars worth of gold where the old Mormon tavern stood. W. H. Miller later went to Nevada, where he served as superintendent of the Eureka waterworks, after which he was transferred to Grizzly Flat as superintendent of the Mt. Pleasant mine. He had received a good education as a mining engineer in St. Louis, Missouri, and became prominent in that profession, following mining interests throughout his active life. To him and his wife were born three daughters.

Mrs. Wallace was educated in the public schools of Amador County and then became the wife of J. E. Miser, who died, leaving seven children, three of whom are living. Later his widow became the wife of C. T. Wallace, member of an old California family, and they had three children, namely: Raymond, who is attending school at Berkeley; and Norman E. and Jack M., at home with their mother. There are also five grandchildren. Mrs. Wallace is the owner of a ranch of eight hundred acres, on which she is successfully engaged in dairy farming. She gives the greater part of her time to the management of the Deer Creek Inn, which she has made very popular with its patrons. She has worked hard for success, which is now hers in large measure, and she enjoys the esteem of all who know her.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Pages 294-295. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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