Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 54.398 W 120° 50.333
10S E 687389 N 4308636
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #484
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2010 6:36:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMADDH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 4

Long Description:
Founded August 7, 1849, by George Phipps and party, Georgetown was nicknamed Growlersburg because of the heavy nuggets that 'growled' in the miners' pans. After the disastrous fire of 1852 the old town was moved from the canyon in lower Main Street to its present site, and, unique in early-day planning, Main Street was laid out 100 feet wide, with side streets 60 feet. The hub of an immensely rich gold mining area, Georgetown had a population of about three thousand in 1854-56.
Marker Number: 484.00


County: El Dorado

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 8/7/1951

Mounted on wall in front of fire station, Main St, Georgetown

Website: Not listed

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