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Vallecito - Vallecito, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 05.182 W 120° 28.451
10S E 721516 N 4218409
Quick Description: A CHL plaque in Vallecito, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2016 9:55:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMRTFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
"One of California's important early day mining towns named by Mexicans meaning Little Valley. Gold was discovered here by the Murphy Brothers on 1849. It was originally called "Murphys' Old Diggings". This bell was cast at Troy N.Y. in 1853. After being brought around the horn it was purchased from the ship with funds contributed by early day residents, then brought to Vallecito and erected in a large oak tree in 1854. It was used to call the people together for all purposes until February 16, 1939, when a severe wind blew the old tree down."
Marker Number: 273.00

Marker Name: Vallecito

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 10/6/1937

On State Hwy 4 (P.M. 25.6), Vallecito

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