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#269 - Mokelumne Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TimberToo
N 38° 18.113 W 120° 42.344
10S E 700614 N 4241800
Quick Description: Interesting small gold mining town near the intersection of Hwy 49 and 26 in Calaveras county.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2006 8:41:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMV28
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 34

Long Description:
Mokelumne is an Indian word, first applied to the nearby river. Earliest settlement was at Happy Valley by French trappers. Gold was discovered by discharged members of Stevenson's Regiment in 1848. Mokelumne Hill was the center of the richest placer mining section of Calaveras County and one of the principal mining towns of California. Corral Flat produced over thirty millions in gold. Sixteen feet square constituted a claim. The so-called 'French War' for possession of gold mines occurred in 1851. 'Calaveras Chronicle' was established in 1850. Fights between grizzly bears and bulls amused early residents. The town was destroyed by fires in 1854, 1864, and 1874. County seat of Calaveras County from 1853 to 1866.

There is a nearby three story brick building built in 1854 that was one of the tallest buildings at the time. The waymark is located on the southeast corner of Main and Center streets.
Marker Number: 269.00

Marker Name: Mokelumne Hill

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 06/01/1937

Location:
corner Main and Center Sts, Mokelumne Hill


Website: Not listed

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