Brown's Valley: Beginnings

Brown's Valley: Beginnings (HMQV6)

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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Maidu Indians had made this valley their home for generations until gold was discovered on the Yuba River, June 2, 1848, by Jonas Spect disrupting their way of life forever. Miners flocked to the area, mining up and down the banks of the Yuba. In 1850 while Mr. Brown was using his new $80 scythe, he accidentally cut into a large reef of quartz exposing a rich vein of gold. Immediately staking his claim, he began mining, eventually taking out over $12,000. Mr. Brown left the area leaving only his name, giving this area the name of "Brown's Valley."
HM NumberHMQV6
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 Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00
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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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