Sonora (HMLED)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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N 37° 58.913', W 120° 22.909'

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Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail

"Queen of the Southern Mines", settled 1848 by Mexicans from Sonora, Mexico. City government established 1849. "Sonora Herald", first newspaper in California mines, established July 4, 1950. Single copy, fifty cents; yearly, twenty dollars. One pocket in Bonanza Mine yielded half million dollars. Nugget, "Holden Chispa", weighing twenty-eight pounds, found 1851. Sonora made County Seat in 1852. Tuolumne Co. then extended to Coast Range.

Here Mark Twain and Bret Harte found material for many stories.
Series This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series
Year Placed1928
Placed ByTuolumne County Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 729945 N 4207039
Decimal Degrees37.98188333, -120.38181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.913', W 120° 22.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 54.78" N, 120° 22' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 243 S Washington St, Sonora CA 95370, US
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