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Negro Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 42.030 W 121° 06.570
10S E 664396 N 4285237
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #570
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 7:49:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM71AE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 10

Long Description:
This historic mining town, and other towns and mining camps of the gold rush era now inundated by Folsom Lake, are commemorated by the nearby Mormon Island Memorial Cemetery. Here were reburied the pioneers whose graves were flooded when the lake was formed by Folsom Dam.

Negro Hill was founded in 1848 along the American River, east of Leidesdorff Ranch, near today's city of Folsom. By 1853, a multiethnic community of over 1,200 people lived in Negro Hill, bolstered by an influx of free people of African ancestry to California.
Marker Number: 570.00

Marker Name: NEGRO HILL

County: El Dorado

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 04/01/1957

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Green Valley Rd, 0.1 mi NE of El Dorado-Sacramento County line, 4 mi NE of Folsom

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