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Near La Grange in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp

 
 
La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2011
1. La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker
Inscription. In this stand of eucalyptus trees lie the remains of the La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp. Here unmarried miners lived in a small community while they operated huge dredging machines near and on the Tuolumne River. The camp was abandoned in 1951 when the price of gold no longer paid the cost of recovering it.
 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Estanislao Chapter No. 58.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.856′ N, 120° 29.52′ W. Marker is near La Grange, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Lake Road south of Yosemite Boulevard (California Highway 132), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located approximately 300 feet south of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29698 Lake Road, La Grange CA 95329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuolumne Gold Dredge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic La Grange (approx. 1.6 miles away); LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Old La Grange Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away);
La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2011
2. La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker
The contributor is no botanist, but he did not see any eucalyptus trees.
La Grange Saloon (approx. 2 miles away); Saint Louis Mission (approx. 2 miles away); The Trading Post (approx. 2.1 miles away); La Grange (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Grange.
 
Additional keywords. Mining camps
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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