City HillErected in 1860, this part of City Hall housed the Confidence Engine Company which was originally formed as The Mountaineer Engine Company. When flames engulfed most of the town in 1856, concerned citizens of Placerville realized that even the best organized fire company would be lost fighting another major conflagration without a fire engine. In 1857, the group of volunteers solicited the funds to purchase a used engine and 250 feet of fire hose from Sacramento's Engine Company No.1. Finding it impossible to remove the deeply ingraved title "Confidence Engine No.1" from the newly acquired engine, the company decided to adopt the name.
|Placed By||Heritage Association of El Dorado County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 691250 N 4289076|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72966667, -120.79981667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.78', W 120° 47.989'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 46.80" N, 120° 47' 59.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||530, 916|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 487 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US|
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