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Rail Road Flat - Railroad Flat, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 20.595 W 120° 30.730
10S E 717419 N 4246829
Quick Description: A CHL plaque in Railroad Flat, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2016 12:03:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMRRW5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
This historic mining town, elevation 2,600 feet, was founded in 1849 and named after primitive muledrawn ore cars used here. The center of rich placer and quartz mining, its largest producer was the Petticoat Mine. As a result of black fever, the town's population was decimated in 1880. The post office established in 1857, the Edwin Taylor store built in 1867, and the site of an Indian council house are among present-day attractions.
Marker Number: 286.00

Marker Name: Rail Road Flat

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 1/8/1938

NE of intersection of Rail Road (County Road 13) and Summit Level Rds, 0.5 mi W of post office, Rail Road Flat

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