Salute to Early Amador Miners

Salute to Early Amador Miners (HM6ZC)

Location: Drytown, CA 95699 Amador County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.488', W 120° 51.322'

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E Clampus Vitus

This plaque is dedicated on September 10, 1960 by the ancient and honorable society of E Clampus Vitus to honor the memory of the early miners, both placer and quartz, of Amador County on the Mother Lode in California.

It marks the place where in May 1848 some gold miners from Monterey began to mine for gold on the south bank of Dry Creek. That year, and in 1849, Eastman and Thomas and others, including some Mexicans, found the nearby gulches and ravines to be very rich.

In February 1851, Davidson, a Baptist minister, saw gold in quartz on the south side of Amador Creek in Amador City, with Glover, Herbert, Cool, and Hill he formed the Spring Hill Company, which formed the first gold mill in Amador County, later part of the Keystone Mine.

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HM NumberHM6ZC
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1960
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 687168 N 4256976
Decimal Degrees38.44146667, -120.85536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.488', W 120° 51.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 29.28" N, 120° 51' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15934-15976 CA-49, Drytown CA 95699, US
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