Diamond Springs -Diamond Springs, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 41.645 W 120° 49.034
10S E 689831 N 4285090
Quick Description: A Pony Express monument in Diamond Springs, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 7:58:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM98A4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 6

Long Description:
The monument has a Pony Express National Historic Trail plaque on it. Diamond Springs was part of the Pony Express trail. The plaque reads: "This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the richest in this vicinity its diggings produced a 25 pound nugget, one of the largest in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851. Later it became a contender for the county seat. Through its lumber, lime production, and agriculture, Diamond Springs retained some of its early importance."
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