— 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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|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.|
|Placed By||Historic Landmark Committee and Tuolumne Parlor No. 144, Native Sons of the Golden West|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 728151 N 4209419|
|Decimal Degrees||38.00376667, -120.40146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 0.226', W 120° 24.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 0' 13.56" N, 120° 24' 5.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21001-21015 Shaws Flat Rd, Sonora CA 95370, US|
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