Indian Gulch

Indian Gulch (HMPVS)

Location: Catheys Valley, CA 95306 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.333', W 120° 11.817'

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Established 1849

Indian 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
Year Placed1995
Placed ByMatuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 747989 N 4147250
Decimal Degrees37.43888333, -120.19695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.333', W 120° 11.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 19.98" N, 120° 11' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2167 Indian Gulch Exn, Catheys Valley CA 95306, US
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