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CA Historic Marker: Chinese Camp
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
N 37° 52.258 W 120° 25.877
10S E 725939 N 4194609
Quick Description: Chinese Camp was headquarters for stagelines in early 1850s and for several California Chinese mining companies.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2006 9:11:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 50

Long Description:
NO. 423 CHINESE CAMP - Reportedly founded about 1849 by a group of Englishmen who employed Chinese as miners, Chinese Camp was headquarters for stagelines in early 1850s and for several California Chinese mining companies. Much surface gold was found on hills and flats. The first Chinese tong war in the state was fought near here between the Sam Yap and Yan Woo Tongs. Stone and brick post office, built in 1854, is still in use. The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, built in 1855, was restored in 1949, its first pastor was Father Henry Aleric.
Marker Number: 423.00

Marker Name: Chinese Camp

County: Tuolumne

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 6/19/1949

Location:
Location: NW corner of State Hwy 120 (P.M. 15.9) and Main St, Chinese Camp


Website: Not listed

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