French Gulch

French Gulch (HM137Q)

Location: French Gulch, CA 96033 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.969', W 122° 38.324'

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Founded nearby by French miners in 1849, the town of Morrowville, relocated here, was the center of one of the state's richest gold producing areas. Total production was over $20,000,000. One of California's first stamp mills operated at the nearby Franklin Mine. From 1856 to 1858 French Gulch was the trailhead on the western branch of the California-Oregon Trail. St. Rose Catholic Church was founded in 1856. As a supply and stopping place the town rivaled Shasta.

First Registered January 11, 1935.
HM NumberHM137Q
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number166
Year Placed1993
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Gertrude Moss Historical Fund, Shasta Historical Society and Trinitarianus Chapter #62, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 530520 N 4505460
Decimal Degrees40.69948333, -122.63873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.969', W 122° 38.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 58.14" N, 122° 38' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14138 Main St, French Gulch CA 96033, US
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