Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail"Queen of the Southern Mines", settled 1848 by Mexicans from Sonora, Mexico. City government established 1849. "Sonora Herald", first newspaper in California mines, established July 4, 1950. Single copy, fifty cents; yearly, twenty dollars. One pocket in Bonanza Mine yielded half million dollars. Nugget, "Holden Chispa", weighing twenty-eight pounds, found 1851. Sonora made County Seat in 1852. Tuolumne Co. then extended to Coast Range.
|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series|
|Placed By||Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 729945 N 4207039|
|Decimal Degrees||37.98188333, -120.38181667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 58.913', W 120° 22.909'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 58' 54.78" N, 120° 22' 54.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 243 S Washington St, Sonora CA 95370, US|
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