— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —First called Savage Diggins after the man who discovered gold here, 1848. Renamed Big Oak Flat about 1850 after giant oak tree that stood in the center of town, near this spot. Oak, which was about 13 feet in diameter and was undermined in 1869 and burned in 1890. Pieces remain. Rich placer and lode mines are reported to have yielded $28,000,000 during heyday. Stone buildings erected 1852. Still standing in 1949.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series|
|Placed By||The California Centennials Commission. The arch was provided by Boys Service Club, Sonora Union High School (April 3, 1949)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 741339 N 4189765|
|Decimal Degrees||37.82341667, -120.25800000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 49.405', W 120° 15.48'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 49' 24.30" N, 120° 15' 28.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17500-17598 CA-120, Groveland CA 95305, US|
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