Old Sperry Hotel

Old Sperry Hotel (HMLUZ)

Location: Murphys, CA 95247 Calaveras County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 8.262', W 120° 27.899'

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This hostelry originally built in 1855 by J. L. Sperry of Sperry Flour fame and his partner John Perry. Among early guests whose names appear on old register are Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Thomas H. Lipton, Henry Ward Beecher, the Rothchilds General U.S. Grant, and C. E. Bolton (Black Bart). The quaint old hotel, according to tradition, is one referred to in Bret Harte's "A Night in Wingdam". Murphy's Camp founded in early '49 by John and Daniel Murphy, brothers. Millions of gold taken from Camp and vicinity.
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed1948
Placed ByHistorical Landmark Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, Ruby Parlor No. 46, Native Daughters of the Golden West
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ZAMBOWEST  [2] ZAMBOWEST  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 722168 N 4224129
Decimal Degrees38.13770000, -120.46498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.262', W 120° 27.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 15.72" N, 120° 27' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 448-454 Main St, Murphys CA 95247, US
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