California State Historical Landmark #337
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This landmark is located on State Highway 70, 4 miles southeast of Belden, 23.6 miles northwest of Quincy in Plumas County. There are 12 other California State Historical Landmarks in Plumas County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 40° 00.550 W 121° 11.460.
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Gold was first found here in July 1850 by miners coming over the mountains from the Yuba Diggins, and there was much production during early 1850s along this east branch of the Feather River's north fork. Here 'Dame Shirley' (Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) wrote her Letters From the California Mines, one of the classics of the gold rush.