The Backwoods Inn was built in 1966. Bob & Rose Ohler purchased the restaurant in 1968. I was going through some old pictures and found these gems....the building of the Backwoods. It was a residential house before it was turned into a restaurant.
Mr. & Mrs. Bishop's home located at 17846 Sierra Highway. It was soon purchased and turned into a restaurant. The original fireplace in the home is located in middle dining room today.
The construction begins.
Jerry Woods, my uncle, first opened the Backwoods Inn in 1966. He is in the front row, second from the left.
Notice how small the pine trees were in 1966 compaired to today. You used to be able to drive around the building until we added the bar area on the left side years ago. But all in all...things haven't changed much in 38 years.