Dogtown, El Dorado County, California

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Dogtown is a former settlement and mining camp in El Dorado County, California.[1] It was located 0.5 miles (0.80 km) northeast of Newtown.[1]

A reference to the town can be found in the Mountain Democrat newspaper, in which Jake Schneider of Pleasant Valley moved to Dogtown in order to open a butcher shop.[2]

The town was eventually purchased in whole by the California Door Company and renamed "Caldor."

The town, located approximately 7 miles from Grizzly Flat, is not to be confused with "Dog Town," which was located near Newtown.[3]


  1. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 530. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ "Mountain Democrat". July 19, 1890.
  3. ^ Sioli, Paolo (1883). Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County California with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Oakland, California: Paolo Sioli. p. 194.