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Larger than life in every possible sense, "Big Stan" has a loud, easy laugh that carries throughout the hotel.
With a 10th-grade education, he says he made his first million, Horatio Alger-like, by the age of 30. "But I love this place and I wanted to help out the town." Budget be damned, then, everything has to be top of the line, he insists.
"Anyway, I own half of Main Street, so it didn't seem like such a bad idea," he says.
If the hotel's ascendancy into the upstanding upper crust seems unlikely, so is that of its owner.
Enjoy the scenic Gold Rush towns of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Plymouth and Amador City in the heart of the Mother Lode.
This small county hosts big time museums, famous galleries, unique antique shops and historical sites like Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park, Kennedy Gold Mine and Tailing Wheel Park.
But one doesn't need to walk through the National's lobby to get a sense of the hotel's past."Pat" Brown and Amador County Sheriff George Milardovich raided and shut down the town's brothels and gaming rooms.Yet, while Jackson settled down after the raid, it took the National, and particularly its bar, a few decades to follow suit.Even as placer mining - the amateurish river panning of gold that comes to mind when one hears the term "Gold Rush" - waned in the 1860s, Jackson's star, and business at the National Hotel, rose with the founding of hard rock, industrial-scale mines on the ridges surrounding the valley.By 1900, the Kennedy and Argonaut operations were pulling up ore from more than a mile underground and bashing it into assayable nuggets with mammoth "stamp mills" that could be heard, day-in, day-out, for miles around.