La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862

La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862 (HMV8J)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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N 37° 30.418', W 120° 2.636'

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This site is part of the 44,000 arce [sic] Las Mariposa Land Grant purchased in 1847 by Colonel John C. Fremont for $3,000. In 1850 La Mineta, a mining camp, was established here by Sonoran miners. La Mineta was changed to Princeton in 1854 for the nearby Princeton Mine co-discoverer Prince Steptoe. The Princeton Mine produced almost 4,500,000 of gold in 1860. Carlo Marre opened a general store. In 1862 Princeton was changed to Mount Bullion because a Princeton post office existed in Colusa County. Fremont chose the name to honor his father-in-law, Senator Thomas "Old Bullion" Benton because of Benton's advocacy, the gold standard. Fremont sold his Mariposa estate in 1863. In 1886 Andrew Zinkand ran the toll road. Frank Trabucco operated a general store and was postmaster for over 50 years.
HM NumberHMV8J
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 761292 N 4155220
Decimal Degrees37.50696667, -120.04393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.418', W 120° 2.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 25.08" N, 120° 2' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6085 School Ln, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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