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California Historical Markers
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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. California's historic marker program is a great way to learn the history of the The Golden State! See waymark creation and logging requirements below.
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California Historical Markers#914 - The Holbrooke Hotel

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One of the oldest continuously operating Hotels in California, this California Historic Landmark is still a bustling focal point in Grass Valley, CA just as it was over 100 years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2006

last visited: 12/30/2012

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California Historical MarkersHome of Lotta Crabtree

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A childhood home of Lotta Crabtree, one of the wealthiest and most beloved American entertainers of the late 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 5/5/2014

last visited: 5/22/2014

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California Historical MarkersHome of Lola Montez

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Home of Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, the Countess of Landsfeld, who was better known by the stage name Lola Montez, the Spanish dancer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 3/13/2013

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersMount Saint Mary's Convent and Academy

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This is the only surviving original orphanage in California and commemorates the Sisters of Mercy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2014

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersSite of One of the First Discoveries of Quartz Gold in California

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A marker in Grass Valley commemorating the site of one of the first discoveries of quartz gold in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 5/4/2014

last visited: never

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California Historical Markers#843 - North Star Mine Powerhouse

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The North Star Mine Powerhouse was once used to generate electricity for the lucrative gold mines of the region using it's massive 30 Pelton Wheel, but now it is a Museum with numerous working displays of the tools of the trade of gold mining.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2006

last visited: 12/30/2012

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California Historical Markers#298 - The Empire Mine

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The Empire Mine State Historic Park was once one of the most lucrative mining operations in California History, and was also an active operating mines up until the 1960's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2006

last visited: 9/18/2013

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California Historical MarkersFirst Manufacturing Site of the Pelton Wheel

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A marker commemorating the manufacture of the Pelton Wheel, a highly effective water impulse turbine, invented by Lester Pelton of Camptonville in neighboring Yuba County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 4/10/2013

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersNevada Theater - Nevada City, CA

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Plaque for the Nevada Theater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/5/2010

last visited: 10/10/2016

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California Historical MarkersThe National Hotel - Nevada City, CA

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A California Plaque in front of the National Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/5/2010

last visited: 10/10/2016

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California Historical MarkersSouth Yuba Canal Office - Nevada City, CA

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A California Plaque in Robinson Plaza.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/5/2010

last visited: 10/10/2016

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California Historical MarkersThe Little Town of Rough and Ready

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This little town is located in Nevada County just a couple of miles off Hwy. 20.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Free2bme29

location: California

date approved: 7/20/2009

last visited: 7/29/2009

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California Historical Markers#390 - Bridgeport (Nyes Crossing) Covered Bridge

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Once a busy port of entry to the gold fields of California, now the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is a scenic State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2006

last visited: 10/10/2016

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California Historical MarkersView of Cape Horn Promontory North Fork American River Canyon - Colfax, CA

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A plaque along Hway 174 in Colfax.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/21/2014

last visited: never

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California Historical Markers# 780-5 - First Transcontinental Railroad - Colfax

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This plaque commemorating the first transcontinental railroad, sits on Grass Valley St. in Colfax, right beside the train tracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas

location: California

date approved: 8/18/2006

last visited: 3/21/2015

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California Historical Markers#799 - The Overland Emigrant Trail

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A nice wide turnout on Hwy 49 between Auburn and Grass Valley is the home of this marker commemorating the old emigrant trail that used to run by here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 10/26/2006

last visited: 7/3/2011

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California Historical MarkersGold Run

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California Registered Historical Landmark #405

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 7/14/2007

last visited: 5/4/2010

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California Historical MarkersDutch Flat - Dutch Flat, CA

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A plaque in Dutch Flat, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/21/2011

last visited: 11/11/2011

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California Historical MarkersSmartsville

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Smartsville is one of the many historic towns in California's gold country.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 3/13/2013

last visited: 7/24/2013

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California Historical Markers#852 - North Bloomfield

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Site of a large hydraulic mine during the 1850's to 1880's in Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TimberToo

location: California

date approved: 10/18/2006

last visited: 10/19/2006

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California Historical MarkersTimbuctoo

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A California Historical marker for a gold mining community in Yuba County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: California

date approved: 1/24/2013

last visited: 7/24/2013

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California Historical MarkersAlpha Hydraulic Diggings - Washington, CA

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California History Sign along the Hwy 20.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 6/23/2017

last visited: 10/9/2016

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California Historical MarkersOmega Hydraulic Diggings and Townsite - Washington, CA

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California History Sign along the Hwy 20.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 6/23/2017

last visited: 10/9/2016

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California Historical MarkersOverland Emigrant Trail - Wheatland, CA

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On the road to Beale Air Force Base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fresgo

location: California

date approved: 5/27/2008

last visited: 12/30/2012

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California Historical MarkersEmigrant Gap

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This marker stands at a hazardous location on the overland Emigrant Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP

location: California

date approved: 6/4/2007

last visited: 10/30/2011

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