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Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tumco

 
 
Tumco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
1. Tumco Marker
Inscription. Pete Walters of Ogilby discovered the first gold vien at Gold Rock on January 6, 1884. From his little Mary claim began a gold camp which reached its peak development between 1893 and 1899 as Hedges, with 3200 residents. Nearly closed, 1900-10, it was reopened as Tumco, 1910-13, and worked intermittently until 1941. Tumco has long been a California Ghost Town.
 
Erected 1985 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Imperial Valley Pioneers Historical Society and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitys. (Marker Number 182.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.909′ N, 114° 51.728′ W. Marker is in Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker is at the intersection of Gold Rock Ranch Road and Walker Way on Gold Rock Ranch Road. Click for map. Marker is located at Gold Rock Ranch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 Gold Rock Ranch Road, Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Obregon (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Camp Pilot Knob (approx. 11 miles away);
Tumco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
2. Tumco Marker
The Plank Road (approx. 12.4 miles away); a different marker also named Plank Road (approx. 12.4 miles away); Hernando De Alarcon Expedition - 1540 (approx. 13.1 miles away); Mormon Battalion Crossing / Colorado River Crossing (approx. 14.3 miles away in Arizona).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Old hand cart used at Tumco image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
3. Old hand cart used at Tumco
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 9, 2016.
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