Big Oak Flat

Big Oak Flat (HM73G)

Location: Groveland, CA 95305 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 49.405', W 120° 15.48'

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— 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.
HM NumberHM73G
Series This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series
Marker Number406
Year Placed1949
Placed ByThe California Centennials Commission. The arch was provided by Boys Service Club, Sonora Union High School (April 3, 1949)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 741339 N 4189765
Decimal Degrees37.82341667, -120.25800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.405', W 120° 15.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 24.30" N, 120° 15' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17500-17598 CA-120, Groveland CA 95305, US
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