Pe??n Blanco Town SiteIn 1849 Penon Blanco was a Mexican and Chilean gold mining camp. The foreign miners tax of 1852 caused the camp to be abandoned. In 1855 George Bell and Mary Haigh opened a store in Penon Blanco and reportedly sold supplies to Joaquin Murietta's gang. In 1864 they purchased the land, remaining in the family for six generations. Their son John Haigh, married Eugenia Brushi and they operated a freight company. Alan Ward Haigh expanded the ranch and cattle operations. The nearby Oro Rico Mine, operated a 20 stamp mill. In 1866 it was the first mine in California to apply for a patented mining claim. In 1869 John Muir traveled through Penon Blanco and the Haigh Ranch. Owner Alan G. Haigh now operates the ranch.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 744101 N 4180205|
|Decimal Degrees||37.73661667, -120.22986667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 44.197', W 120° 13.792'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 44' 11.82" N, 120° 13' 47.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5017 Haigh Rd, Coulterville CA 95311, US|
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