Shaw's Flat

Shaw's Flat (HM44H)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.226', W 120° 24.088'

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— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

In 1850 this community was alive with gold miners. James D. Fair, after whom the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is named, was one of the most notable. The Mississippi House, built in 1850, contains many relics including the original bar and postoffice with its grill and mail boxes. On a nearby hill stands the old bell given by miners which summoned men to work and announced the governing of various courts. According to tradition, a local bartender added to his income by panning gold dust dropped on his muddy boots while serving customers.
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HM NumberHM44H
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 Number395
Year Placed1947
Placed ByHistoric Landmark Committee and Tuolumne Parlor No. 144, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:32pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 728151 N 4209419
Decimal Degrees38.00376667, -120.40146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.226', W 120° 24.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 13.56" N, 120° 24' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21001-21015 Shaws Flat Rd, Sonora CA 95370, US
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