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Murphys
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 08.252 W 120° 27.714
10S E 722439 N 4224118
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #275
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2007 6:29:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1QAG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 43

Long Description:
One of the principal mining communities in Calaveras County, Murphys was named for the discoverer of gold on the flat in 1849. The objective of many immigrants coming over the Sierras by Ebbetts Pass, Murphys Flat and surrounding mines produced 20,000,000 dollars in gold. Early regulations restricted claims to 8 ft. square. A suspension flume conveying water across Murphys Creek and drainage race draining the flat were two outstanding accomplishments of early day miners. The business portion of town was destroyed by fire August 20, 1859. Joaquin Murieta bandit, is said to have begun his murderous career here. Calaveras Light Guards recruiting for Civil War, organized here on May 4, 1861.
Marker Number: 275.00

Marker Name: MURPHYS

County: Calaveras

Location:
Intersection of Main and Jones Sts, Murphys


Website: [Web Link]

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

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