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Camanche - Camanche, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 12.761 W 120° 55.369
10S E 681852 N 4231453
Quick Description: A sign about Camanche, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 9:47:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNKP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 6

Long Description:
Named Camanche in 1849 after Camanche, Iowa. Once called Limerick. Peak population 1500. Rich mining at nearby Cat Camp, Poverty Bar, and Sand Hill. Mokelumne River water brought in by Lancha Plana and Poverty Bar ditch. Fire June 21, 1873, destroyed large Chinatown. Buhach manufactured on the nearby Hill Ranch.
Historical Landmark No. 254
Monument and plaque erected by Calaveras County Historical Society and Residents of Camanche, in cooperation with the California State Park Commission
April 8, 1956.
Marker Number: 254.00

Marker Name: Camanche

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 4/5/1956

Location:
Monument RV Campground


Website: Not listed

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