Sandy Gulch

Sandy Gulch (HM7Q9)

Location: West Point, CA 95255 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.811', W 120° 31.938'

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This site, in 1849, was a trading center for pioneer miners of Northwestern Calaveras County. It was named after the gulch where William and Dan Carsner found large nuggets imbedded in the course sand.

Water for mining was brought from the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River. Through the Sandy Gulch and Kadish Ditches. Quartz mining began in the early fifties. The first custom stamp mill was at the head of Sandy Gulch.

The school and elections precincts were established early. Hangman's Tree stood near the center of town. Numerous Mi-Wuk Indians lived here then. There are many pioneers buried in the cemetery. This monument is erected in memory of them.
HM NumberHM7Q9
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number253
Year Placed1941
Placed ByThe Native Daughters of the Golden West 14 September 1941. Rededicated by Calaveras County Historical Society 1993
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 715549 N 4250881
Decimal Degrees38.38018333, -120.53230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.811', W 120° 31.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 48.66" N, 120° 31' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 316 Associated Office Rd, West Point CA 95255, US
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