Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode

Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode (HM7WD)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.087', W 120° 53.572'

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Following the California Gold Rush of '49, swarms of Chinese miners came to make their mark on the diggings in the Mother Lode, including this Coloma Valley. They were industrious and self-contained and mostly content to thoroughly comb the old diggings. Thus they reclaimed much gold that would have been overlooked. Chinese merchants came to serve their needs, such as Wah Hop who ran the adjoining store.

This plaque dedicated to the memory of the diligent Chinese miners of the gold days.
HM NumberHM7WD
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1960
Placed ByJames W. Marshall Chapter No.49, E Clampus Vitus on January 23, 1960
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682978 N 4296852
Decimal Degrees38.80145000, -120.89286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.087', W 120° 53.572'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 5.22" N, 120° 53' 34.32" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 319 Gold Discovery Loop Trail, Placerville CA 95667, US
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