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Copperopolis, SHL No. 296
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 37° 58.758 W 120° 38.372
10S E 707315 N 4206147
Quick Description: Remembering that there wasn't only gold found in California
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2008 6:56:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3YJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 14

Long Description:

Only ten years after the California Gold Rush, in 1860, copper was dicovered in Calaveras County. By 1868, more than 2,000 people lived here in what had become California's primary copper producing area.

The marker is next to the Copperopolis Post Office where some old copper mining equipment is on display.

Copperopolis Post Office

Text on the marker:
Named after Major John Ebbett and pointed out in 1853 to syrveyor W. K. Reed and Thomas McCarty discovered copper here in 1860. The mines were utilized during the Civil War, when they were the principal copper producing section of the United States, and World Wars I and II.

Marker Number: 296.00

Marker Name: NO. 296 COPPEROPOLIS

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/30/1949

State Dept of Forestry Station, 375 Main St, Copperopolis

Website: [Web Link]

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