Gold Discovered Here In 1862In June 1862, a company of miners from northern California were heading east over the Strawberry Mountain Range, when one of the men discovered gold on Whiskey Flat, half a mile south of here. Miners from all over the area flocked into the area, and the new settlement quickly became called Canyon City. According to historical records, more than $26 million in gold was taken from Canyon Creek and the nearby mountains during the Gold Rush, 1862-1880.
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|Placed By||Oregon Economic Development Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 344763 N 4916901|
|Decimal Degrees||44.38876667, -118.94900000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 23.326', W 118° 56.94'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 23' 19.56" N, 118° 56' 56.4" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110-198 Washington St, Canyon City OR 97820, US|
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