— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —Geographical center of East Belt Placer Gold Rush, 1856-57. First white settlers, the Franklin Summers family, arrived in 1854 and built log cabin half mile west. James Blakely, in 1858, discovered first quartz lode, half mile east, naming it "Eureka", which mine became nucleus of town of "Summersville", later called "Carters'" and finally, "Tuolumne". Other mining towns lively in gold rush days were Long Gulch, two miles south, and Cherokee, two miles north.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series|
|Placed By||California Centennial Commission and Tuolumne City Progressive Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 742797 N 4205465|
|Decimal Degrees||37.96436667, -120.23616667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 57.862', W 120° 14.17'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 57' 51.72" N, 120° 14' 10.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18432 Tuolumne Rd, Tuolumne CA 95379, US|
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