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CA Historic Marker: San Andreas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
N 38° 11.781 W 120° 40.860
10S E 703071 N 4230142
Quick Description: Settled by Mexicans in 1848 and named after the Catholic parish St. Andres, the town has been a noted mining camp since early days.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2006 9:26:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 21

Long Description:
NO. 252 SAN ANDREAS - Settled by Mexicans in 1848 and named after the Catholic parish St. Andres, the town has been a noted mining camp since early days. Gold from the surrounding ancient river channels and placer mines contributed greatly to the success of the Union during the Civil War. The first newspaper was published here on September 24, 1846. Destroyed by fire June 4, 1858, and in 1863, San Andreas became the seat of Calaveras County in 1866. It was said to be a rendezvous for Joaquin Murieta - notorious stage robber Black Bart was tried here and sent to prison.

The plaque that is here is not your standard CA Historic Marker Plaque

Marker Number: 252.00

Marker Name: San Andreas

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Location:
Location: NW corner of State Hwy 49 and Main St, San Andreas


Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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