Mormon Cabin

Mormon Cabin (HM7UP)

Location: Garden Valley, CA 95633 El Dorado County
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N 38° 48.097', W 120° 53.546'

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Members of the "Mormon Battalion," returning from the war with Mexico, were enlisted by Sutter and Marshall to help construct Sutter's Mill.

The Mormon members of the sawmill crew built a cabin near the mill during the winter of 1847. Earlier they had shared a cabin with the Wimmer family, but they became discontented with Mrs. Wimmer, the camp cook. They decided to built their own cabin and cook for themselves.

Henry Bigler, Azariah Smith. William Johnstun, Alexander Stephens, William Barger, and James S. Brown moved into their new cabin on Sunday, January 23, 1848. The very next day Bigler's diary recorded momentous events: "This day some kind of mettle was found in the tailrace that looks like goald."

The Mormon Cabin Replica was erected on this site and continues to be conserved by Mormons, some of whom are direct descendents of members of the Mormon Battalion.
HM NumberHM7UP
Placed ByMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 683015 N 4296871
Decimal Degrees38.80161667, -120.89243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.097', W 120° 53.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 5.82" N, 120° 53' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Garden Valley CA 95633, US
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