Sawmill Flat

Sawmill Flat (HM44E)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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N 38° 1.363', W 120° 22.796'

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— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

Name derived from two sawmills erected here to supply mining timbers early 1850's. Population at one time 1000. Rich in pocket gold in heyday. Mining camp of Mexican woman, Do?a Elisa Martinez, at north end of flat, reported to have been hideout of famous bandit, Joaquin Murieta. Site of story, "The Battle of Sawmill Flat."
HM NumberHM44E
Series This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series
Marker Number424
Year Placed1949
Placed ByCalifornia Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 729983 N 4211575
Decimal Degrees38.02271667, -120.37993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.363', W 120° 22.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 21.78" N, 120° 22' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22041 Sawmill Flat Rd, Sonora CA 95370, US
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