A Cosmopolitan Society

A Cosmopolitan Society (HM100U)

Location: Columbia, CA 95310 Tuolumne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.181', W 120° 23.985'

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With a Dash of Gold!

Columbia was a boomtown.
The discovery of gold in 1850 attracted thousands of miners here. As more people arrived, the demand for goods, services and entertainment soared.

In the gold rush, Columbia stores and other businesses thrived. The town served people from South America, Central America, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia. They brought to Columbia their energies and skills, as well as their cultural traditions.

The north side of town became a bustling melting pot of activities that included Chinese herb shops, dry goods stores, theaters, bakeries and saloons. Each added a cosmpolitan [sic] quality of life in the "Gem of the Southern Mines."
HM NumberHM100U
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 728201 N 4213039
Decimal Degrees38.03635000, -120.39975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.181', W 120° 23.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 10.86" N, 120° 23' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22797-22799 Columbia St, Columbia CA 95310, US
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