Monday, October 08, 2007

California Historical Landmark #456

One of the books in the pile on my nightstand is The Boston-Newton Company Venture. The book brings together companion diaries kept by two members of the Boston-Newton Company as they traveled from Massachusetts to California in 1849.

Camp Site of the Boston-Newton Party
California State Historical Landmark #456

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This landmark is located on Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs, California in El Dorado County. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 39.919 W 120° 55.611.

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The Boston-Newton Joint Stock Association, which left Boston April 16 and arrived at Sutter's Fort September 27 after a remarkable journey across the continent, camped here on September 26, 1849. A rich store of written records preserved by these pioneers has left a fascinating picture of the gold rush.

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