Established 1849Indian Gulch was one of the earliest settlements in Mariposa County. Originally called Santa Cruz. The town adapted the new name when the post office opened as another Santa Cruz already existed. James Morton was the first postmaster. During its heyday, Indian Gulch had several hundred residents. The Catholic Church, school, hotels and saloons flourished. J. G. J. Moray, a Frenchman, opened the first mercantile store, The French Company. The later notorious Joaquin Murietta was employed here. Another prominent merchant, Antonio Chichizola, later moved to San Francisco and became the first president of the Bank of Italy, now the Bank of America. Andrew Cathay settled here in 1852. before starting the farming community of Cathey's Valley. The last descendent of pioneer family, Angie Solari, died-1980.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Matuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 747989 N 4147250|
|Decimal Degrees||37.43888333, -120.19695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.333', W 120° 11.817'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 19.98" N, 120° 11' 49.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2167 Indian Gulch Exn, Catheys Valley CA 95306, US|
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