Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Historical Landmark #446

Sharon and I stopped in Groveland for lunch on our way back from our anniversary trip to Yosemite.

California State Historical Landmark #446

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This landmark is located on the northeast corner of Main (State Highway 120) and Back Streets, Groveland, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 50.352 W 120° 13.797.

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Formerly called 'First Garrote' because of the hanging of a Mexican for stealing a horse, Groveland was built in 1849 as shown by dated adobe brick taken from a partition, adobe buildings were still standing in 1949. Gold was discovered here in 1849, and thousands of dollars in placer gold were taken from mines on Garrote Creek, Big Creek, and other diggings.

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