Friday, August 21, 2009

California Historical Landmark #572

Condemned Bar
California State Historical Landmark #572

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This landmark is located 0.1 mile northeast of the El Dorado-Sacramento County line on Green Valley Road, 4 miles northeast of Folsom, 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° 42.030 W 121° 06.570.

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This historic mining town, and other towns and mining camps of the gold rush era now inundated by Folsom Lake, are commemorated by the nearby Mormon Island Memorial Cemetery. Here were reburied the pioneers whose graves were flooded when the lake was formed by Folsom Dam.

Condemned Bar was situated along the North Fork of the American River 2.5 miles north-northeast of the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork.

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