Caples Lake

Caples Lake (HM73Z)

Location: Kirkwood, CA 95646 Alpine County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.204', W 120° 3.305'

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In 1849 Dr. James Caples passed through here on his way to California's gold country.

After a brief stay in Old Hangtown (Placerville) Caples remembered the lake and returned here with his family to establish a way station that served weary travelers for thirty years.

The lake known variously as Summit Lake, Clear Lake, and Twin Lakes, is two miles long and has a surface area of 600 acres.

Dedicated by the Historical Society of Alpine County.
HM NumberHM73Z
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Placed ByHistorical Society of Alpine County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 756091 N 4287980
Decimal Degrees38.70340000, -120.05508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.204', W 120° 3.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 12.24" N, 120° 3' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 CA-88, Kirkwood CA 95646, US
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