— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —Tuolumne County history begins here. Early in 1848 a party of Philadelphia prospectors under the leadership of James Woods discovered gold 500 feet south east of this marker, where the old road crosses the creek now bearing Woods' name. James Savage, J.H. Rider, and Searles Bassett, the lawyer prominent in the early history of Columbia, were members of the party. This marker is located directly on the famous Mother Lode, the greatest gold-bearing vein in the world.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series|
|Placed By||Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 725483 N 4202272|
|Decimal Degrees||37.94008333, -120.43406667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 56.405', W 120° 26.044'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 56' 24.30" N, 120° 26' 2.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9780-9782 Bell Mooney Rd, Jamestown CA 95327, US|
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