Tuesday, May 20, 2008

California Historical Landmark #414

La Grange
California State Historical Landmark #414

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This landmark is located at 30173 Yosemite Blvd, La Grange, California. There are 4 other California State Historical Landmarks in Stanislaus County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 39.828 W 120° 27.630.

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French settlers originally established the community of French Bar along the Tuolumne River in 1850. After the destructive floods of 1851-52, citizens of French Bar relocated one mile upstream above the floodplain. Renamed La Grange, the new town prospered as a mining and agricultural community, and served as the county seat of Stanislaus County from 1856 to 1862.

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