Placerville - Placerville, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 38° 43.783 W 120° 47.942
10S E 691319 N 4289083
Quick Description: An ECV plaque for the city of Placerville.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 7:14:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM989K
"Established on banks of “Hangtown” Creek as rich mining camp in spring of 1848. Millions in gold were taken from its ravines and hills. Supply center for surrounding mining camps and transportation terminus for famous Comstock Lode. John M. Studebaker, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Phillip Armour, and Edwin Markham were among well-known men who contributed to Placerville’s early history. Also, “Snowshoe” John A. Thompson who carried from 60 to 80 pounds of mail on skies from Placerville over the Sierra to Carson Valley during winter months."
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