Murphys

Murphys (HM208)

Location: Murphys, CA 95247 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 8.252', W 120° 27.714'

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One of the principal mining communities in Calaveras County, named for the discoverer of gold on the flat in 1849. The objective of many immigrants coming over the Sierras by Ebbetts Pass, Murphys Flat and surrounding mines produced 20,000,000 dollars in gold. Early regulations restricted claims to 8 ft. square. Suspension flume conveying water across Murphys Creek and drainage race draining the flat, were two outstanding accomplishments of early day miners. Business portion of town destroyed by fire August 20, 1859. Joaquin Murietta bandit, began his murderous career here. Calaveras Light Guards recruiting for Civil War, organized here May 4, 1861.
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HM NumberHM208
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
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Marker Number275
Year Placed1937
Placed ByRuby Parlor No. 46, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Chispa Parlor No. 139, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 722439 N 4224118
Decimal Degrees38.13753333, -120.46190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.252', W 120° 27.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 15.12" N, 120° 27' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 282-298 Main St, Murphys CA 95247, US
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