Jewels of the High Country

Jewels of the High Country (HMXOD)

Location: Pinecrest, CA 95364 Tuolumne County
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N 38° 18.66', W 119° 44.754'

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Fred Leighton first entered this emigrant wilderness basin in 1895 to tend cattle with his uncle Alvah Shaw. Thanks to his vision to build check dams, first one in 1920, on the stream flows in the area. The water was reserved for fish propagation and to pool for wildlife during drought periods. Fred Leighton and others built a total of 18 check dams before the "1964 Wilderness Act"Yellow Hammer (1920), Red Can, Leighton Big Emigrant, Lower Buck, Emigrant Meadow, Bigelow, Bear, Y Meadow, Horse Meadow, Huckleberry, Snow, Copper Meadow, Whiteside Meadow, Little Emigrant, High Emigrant.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 259917 N 4243890
Decimal Degrees38.31100000, -119.74590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.66', W 119° 44.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 39.60" N, 119° 44' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31716 Kennedy Meadows Rd, Pinecrest CA 95364, US
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