Mokelumne Hill

Mokelumne Hill (HM8E9)

Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 Calaveras County
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N 38° 18.115', W 120° 42.344'

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Mokelumne is an Indian word, first applied to the nearby river. Earliest settlement was at Happy Valley by French trappers. Gold was discovered by discharged members of Stevenson's Regiment in 1848. Center of the richest placer mining section of Calaveras County and one of the principal mining towns of California.
Corral Flat produced over thirty millions in gold. Sixteen feet square constituted a claim. The so-called 'French War' for possession of gold mines occurred in 1851.
'Calaveras Chronicle' was established in 1850. Fights between grizzly bears and bulls amused early residents. At one time headquarters of Joaquin Murieta . Town was destroyed by fires in 1854, 1864, and 1874.
County seat of Calaveras County from 1853 to 1866.
HM NumberHM8E9
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Marker Number269
Year Placed1937
Placed ByThe Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce and The Native Daughters of the Golden West, June 1937
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ZAMBOWEST  [2] ZAMBOWEST  [3] ZAMBOWEST   [4] ZAMBOWEST  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 700614 N 4241804
Decimal Degrees38.30191667, -120.70573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.115', W 120° 42.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 6.90" N, 120° 42' 20.64" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8330-8398 Main St, Mokelumne Hill CA 95245, US
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