Wednesday, June 25, 2008

California Historical Landmark #521

California State Historical Landmark #521

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This landmark is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Highway 193 and Greenwood Street, Greenwood, 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° 53.921 W 120° 54.865.

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John Greenwood, a trapper and guide who came to California in 1844, established a trading post here in 1849. The gold rush town of Greenwood boasted a theater, four hotels, 14 stores, a brewery, and four saloons. Among its illustrious citizens was John A. Stone, California songwriter, who was buried here in 1863.

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