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CA Historic Marker: Sawmill Flat
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
N 38° 01.369 W 120° 22.796
10S E 729983 N 4211586
Quick Description: Site of two sawmills erected to supply mining timbers in the early 1850s, Sawmill Flat was rich in pocket gold in its heyday, population at one time was 1,000.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2006 1:56:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMM07
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 34

Long Description:
NO. 424 SAWMILL FLAT - Its name derived from two sawmills erected here to supply mining timbers in the early 1850s, Sawmill Flat was rich in pocket gold in its heyday, population at one time was 1,000. The mining camp of a Mexican woman, Dona Elisa Martínez, at north end of the flat, is reported to have been a hideout of the famous bandit Joaquin Murieta. The legendary 'Battle of Sawmill Flat' would have taken place here.
Marker Number: 424.00

Marker Name: Sawmill Flat

County: Tuolumne

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Location:
Location: 22041 Sawmill Flat Rd, 2 mi SE of Columbia


Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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