Wednesday, June 14, 2006

CA Historical Landmark #162

Site of Mokelumne City
California State Historical Landmark #162

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This landmark is located 200 feet north of intersection of Cameron Road and Thornton Road, 3 miles north of Thornton, California in San Joaquin County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 15.149 W 121° 26.312.

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Established in 1850, its prospects were bright. The second largest town in the county, it had deep water communication with San Francisco all year round, an advantage not possessed by any other town in the county except Stockton. The floods of 1862 destroyed the town.

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