The Great Gold Discovery of 1871On Feb. 8, 1871 two men, the names of Neal F. Taylor and Timothy Cox, were looking for coal in the area and found more than they were looking for. On this creek which comes down through the then Dougherty Ranch the two men found a gold nugget. They prospected the area finding more nuggets and gold flakes and gold dust. Soon others heard of this and there was a grand rush to Gold Creek.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||By Joaqu?n Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 594425 N 4171675|
|Decimal Degrees||37.68743333, -121.92905000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 41.246', W 121° 55.743'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 41' 14.76" N, 121° 55' 44.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||925, 510|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5430-5432 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasanton CA 94588, US|
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