Black Bart at Funk Hill

Black Bart at Funk Hill (HM1BU8)

Location: Copperopolis, CA 95228 Calaveras County
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N 37° 58.913', W 120° 38.556'

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July 1875, at Funk Hill 4 miles due east Black Bart, alias Charles E. Bolton or Boles, wearing a flour sack mask and a linen duster, waving a double-barrelled shot gun held up the Wells Fargo Sonora to Milton Stage. The first successful stage robbery in California. For eight years he was the "scourge and terror of California roads." Often leaving a few lines of doggerel at the scene:

I've labored long and hard for bread,
For honor and for riches,
But on my corns' too long you've tred,
You fine-haired sons of b———.

Twenty eight robberies later Bart again struck at Funk Hill, only to be wounded and to leave clues leading to his capture in San Francisco. Released from San Quentin January 23, 1888, he disappeared after getting off the train in Visalia.
HM NumberHM1BU8
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1988
Placed ByMatucca Chapter 1849 & Tuleburgh Chapter 69, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:10pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ZAMBOWEST  [2] ZAMBOWEST  [3] ZAMBOWEST  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 707038 N 4206426
Decimal Degrees37.98188333, -120.64260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.913', W 120° 38.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 54.78" N, 120° 38' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 221-229 School St, Copperopolis CA 95228, US
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