Friday, March 08, 2013

California Historical Landmark #293

Like the California Historical Landmark for Lola Montez, there is a lot more to the story of Lotta Crabtree than you get from the marker description. I really recommend reading the Wikipedia article about her.

Home of Lotta Crabtree
California State Historical Landmark #293

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This plaque is located at 238 Mill Street, Grass Valley, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Nevada County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 12.980 W 121° 03.850.

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California Historical Landmark #293

Lotta Crabtree was born in New York in 1847. In 1852-3 the gold fever brought her family to California. Several months after arriving in San Francisco, Mrs. Crabtree and Lotta went to Grass Valley and with Mr. Crabtree started a boarding house for miners. It was here that Lotta met Lola Montez, who taught her to sing and dance. In Scales, Plumas County, Lotta made her first public appearance, which led to a successful career on stage here and abroad.

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