Standard Township

Standard Township (HM4EP)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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N 37° 58.155', W 120° 18.812'

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Starting as a Mi-Wuk village, Standard was ranchland during the gold rush era, when the murderous Jim Lyons lived here. In 1909 Xavier Fassler sold his 567-acre dairy ranch to Standard Lumber Co. By the 1920's the town had been sold to Pickering Lumber Company and Standard was a typical "company town" all homes, stores, the hospital, etc. were owned by Pickering and the workers were paid in Pickering script. Mexican workers lived in a section labeled "Little Tiajuana". Louisiana Pacific, Fibreboard Corp., and Sierra Pacific Industries have continued mill operations as the town declined. The last original homes were sold or razed in 1975. The community church (1915) and the main office building (1924) were renovated in 1998.
HM NumberHM4EP
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number6003
Year Placed1998
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 735984 N 4205808
Decimal Degrees37.96925000, -120.31353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.155', W 120° 18.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 9.30" N, 120° 18' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19040 Standard Rd, Sonora CA 95370, US
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