Mormon Bar

Mormon Bar (HMV8K)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 27.805', W 119° 56.869'

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In 1849, a group of Mormons established a tent encampment near here while searching for land to farm. After an influx of gold miners the Mormons moved on. Next came thousands of Chinese miners, merchants and farmers. Mormon Bar became the largest Chinese community in Mariposa County boasting a hotel, blacksmith shop, stores and gambling dens. Mormon Bar 1860 election returns reported the secession candidates defeated the union candidates 21 to 17. In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln received 11 votes in the Mormon precinct. Mormon Bar was an important stagecoach stop for travelers to and from Yosemite. Granite used in building the Mariposa jail was quarried near here. Archaeological evidence shows that Native Americans lived in the area long before the Mormons arrived.
HM NumberHMV8K
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 239285 N 4150364
Decimal Degrees37.46341667, -119.94781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 27.805', W 119° 56.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 27' 48.30" N, 119° 56' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5018-5020 Fairground Rd, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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