Browns Valley: 1850 - 1860

Browns Valley: 1850 - 1860 (HMQV2)

Location: Browns Valley, CA 95918 Yuba County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 14.41', W 121° 24.547'

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Browns Valley was an early stage stop and mining town sporting 5 hotels and 24 saloons. Freight wagons and mule trains loaded with supplies came up from Marysville with enormous loads of supplies destined for the mines and lumber camps in the high country. The Jefferson, Pennsylvania, and Donnebroughe among many others gave employment to a large number of men in the mines. In 1851, one of the first stamp mills for crushing gold-bearing quartz was built in this little town. During its heyday in the 1860's, it had grown to over 3,000 residents, at which time it became known as
"Little Washoe"
HM NumberHMQV2
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByWm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 637294 N 4344634
Decimal Degrees39.24016667, -121.40911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.41', W 121° 24.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 24.60" N, 121° 24' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5536-5544 Marysville Rd, Browns Valley CA 95918, US
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