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Coulterville in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Haigh Ranch

Peñón Blanco Town Site

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
1. Haigh Ranch Marker
Inscription. In 1849 Penon Blanco was a Mexican and Chilean gold mining camp. The foreign miners tax of 1852 caused the camp to be abandoned. In 1855 George Bell and Mary Haigh opened a store in Penon Blanco and reportedly sold supplies to Joaquin Murietta’s gang. In 1864 they purchased the land, remaining in the family for six generations. Their son John Haigh, married Eugenia Brushi and they operated a freight company. Alan Ward Haigh expanded the ranch and cattle operations. The nearby Oro Rico Mine, operated a 20 stamp mill. In 1866 it was the first mine in California to apply for a patented mining claim. In 1869 John Muir traveled through Penon Blanco and the Haigh Ranch. Owner Alan G. Haigh now operates the ranch.
 
Erected 2009 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 44.197′ N, 120° 13.792′ W. Marker is in Coulterville, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Haigh Road east of California Highway 49, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coulterville CA 95311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
2. Haigh Ranch Marker
. Coulterville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Whistling Billy (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Coulterville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Jeffery Hotel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sun Sun Wo Co. (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Mint (approx. 2.5 miles away); Coulterville Hotel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coulterville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Haigh Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
3. Haigh Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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