CA Historic Marker: Angels Camp
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
N 38° 04.105 W 120° 32.365
10S E 715847 N 4216264
Quick Description: Founded in 1849 by George Angel, this was in a rich gravel mining area that was also one of the richest quartz mining sections of the Mother Lode.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2006 9:41:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 27

Long Description:
NO. 287 ANGELS CAMP - Founded in 1849 by George Angel, who established a mining camp and trading store 200 feet below this marker, this was in a rich gravel mining area that was also one of the richest quartz mining sections of the Mother Lode-production records reached over $100 million for Angels Camp and vicinity. Prominent in early-day California history, it was said to be frequented by Joaquin Murieta, Black Bart, and other early-day bandits, and was the locale of Mark Twain's famous story, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

The plaque at this site is not the standard CA Historic Marker plaque.

Marker Number: 287.00

Marker Name: Angels Camp

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Location:
Location: NE corner of Main St and Birds Way, Angels Camp


Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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