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Groveland in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Groveland

Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail

 
 
Groveland - Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
1. Groveland - Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker
Inscription. Formerly called “First Garrote” traced to hanging of Mexican for stealing horse. Adobe buildings still standing (1949) built in 1849 as shown by dated adobe brick taken from partition. Gold discovered here 1849. Thousands in placer gold taken from mines on Garrote Creek, Big Creek and other diggings. Deer Flat, Noisy Flat and The Rancheria well known nearby places in heyday.
 
Erected 1949 by : The Tablet Placed by the California Centennials Commission. Base provided by the Big Oak Flat Hwy 20 Assoc. Nov.27, 1949. (Marker Number 446.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.352′ N, 120° 13.797′ W. Marker is in Groveland, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 120) and Back Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street (State Highway 120). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groveland CA 95321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Door Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Groveland Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra
Groveland - Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
2. Groveland - Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 1.9 miles away); Second Garrote (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stevens Bar Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Groveland.
 
Regarding Groveland. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.446
 
Also see . . .
1. Groveland. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Big Oak Flat Road–Chapt. VIII, "The Garrotes – First and Second”. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Groveland Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
3. Groveland Hotel
Building on Main Street (State Hwy 120) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
4. Building on Main Street (State Hwy 120)
Main Street - Groveland image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
5. Main Street - Groveland
Iron Door Saloon - Groveland image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
6. Iron Door Saloon - Groveland
Established 1852
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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