Montezuma

Montezuma (HM8E4)

Location: Jamestown, CA 95327 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 54.553', W 120° 27.139'

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First record of Montezuma was June 1850 when partners Solomon Miller and Peter K. Aurand, proprietors of the 'Montezuma Tent,' were attacked and Aurand killed by a group of Mexicans during the foreign miners tax excitement of that period. Due to the lack of water, little mining occurred here until 1852 when a ditch and flume were completed bringing water for placer mining. Two types of mining were carried on, placer operations on the flats and tunnels extending under Table Mountain. The gravel produced 3-1/2 C. per pan in the mid 50s. The yield was from $5 to $10 per day. One placer nugget found in 1853 weighed 18 lbs. 8 oz. By late 1852 the population was about 800. At its zenith Montezuma City had four saloons, two hotels, Adams Express Co., post office, church, some homes, and many tents and cabins. The town was nearly destroyed by an incendiary fire which started in Clarks Hotel on June 29, 1866.
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HM NumberHM8E4
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByMatuca Chapter No. 1849, E. Clampus Vitus, April 12, 1986
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 723973 N 4198803
Decimal Degrees37.90921667, -120.45231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 54.553', W 120° 27.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 54' 33.18" N, 120° 27' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8921 Montezuma Rd, Jamestown CA 95327, US
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