Springfield

Springfield (HM44G)

Location: Columbia, CA 95310 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 1.306', W 120° 24.764'

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— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

Springfield received name from abundant springs gushing from limestone boulders. Town with its stores, shops and hotel, built around plaza. Once boasted 2,000 inhabitants. Believed founded by Donna Josefa Valmesada, Mexican woman of means with reputation for aiding Americans in War with Mexico. During heyday, 150 miners carts could be seen on road, hauling gold-bearing dirt to Springfield springs for washing.
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HM NumberHM44G
Series This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
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Marker Number432
Year Placed1948
Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Committee and Columbia Parlor No. 258 Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 727106 N 4211389
Decimal Degrees38.02176667, -120.41273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.306', W 120° 24.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 18.36" N, 120° 24' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10547-10557 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Columbia CA 95310, US
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