El Dorado

El Dorado (HM8I2)

Location: El Dorado, CA 95623 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 40.953', W 120° 50.917'

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El Dorado, meaning "The Gilded One", was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place.

Originally a important camp along the old Carson Emigrant Trail. By 1849 - 50 it had become the center of a mining district and the crossroads for freight and stage lines. At the height of the Rush its large gold production supported a population of several thousand.
HM NumberHM8I2
Marker Number486
Placed ByThe California State Park Commission, Monument base erected by The Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs and El Dorado
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 687131 N 4283746
Decimal Degrees38.68255000, -120.84861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.953', W 120° 50.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 57.18" N, 120° 50' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6187 Pleasant Valley Rd, El Dorado CA 95623, US
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