Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack (HMRFU)

Location: Arnold, CA 95223 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.336', W 120° 4.56'

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For more than 80 years, the area was known as Onion Valley due to the profusion of wild onions growing here. It was mainly used as a summer stock range. In the late 1860-70's a sawmill was operated by C. Brown. Later a man called "Turkey" Johnson came every summer with sheep, pigs, chickens and turkeys. Once, during an early snowstorm, the turkeys took to the pines and Johnson could not get them down.

Dave Filipini received the first land patent. Later he sold to Will & Chas. Gann who used it as summer pasturage. W.H. Hutchins built the first store in early 20's and changed the name to Camp Tamarck. His large building also housed a dance hall and saloon. After several owners and various locations, the lodge was moved to its current location by the State to make room for the present Hwy 4.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed1987
Placed ByMatuca Chapter E Clampus Vitus, Credo Quia Absurdum, August 22, 1987
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 755207 N 4258567
Decimal Degrees38.43893333, -120.07600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.336', W 120° 4.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 20.16" N, 120° 4' 33.60" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Cabbage Ln, Arnold CA 95223, US
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