Hornitos (HMVL0)

Location: Hornitos, CA 95325 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.151', W 120° 14.3'

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Started in 1850 by outcast Mexicans from nearby Quartzburg and given the name Hornitos, meaning "little ovens", from the dome like rock and mud bake-ovens being used here by some Germans.The whites soon gained predominance, the population grew to many thousands, and it became one of the richest and toughest of early mining camps.Here Juaquin Murietta noted bandit chief had a hide-out and many friends. Wells Fargo and Co. established an office as early as 1852 to handle the millions produced by nearby mines. D. Ghirardelli of chocolate fame started his fortune by merchandising here. For over fifty years were enacted the annual religious customs of Old Mexico.
HM NumberHMVL0
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 744120 N 4154203
Decimal Degrees37.50251667, -120.23833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.151', W 120° 14.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 9.06" N, 120° 14' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2896-2896B Bear Valley Rd, Hornitos CA 95325, US
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