Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus
Pride of the Sierras
those early Miners, Growlers, Pioneers and the
spirited characters known as the Clampers. Satisfactory!
Erected 2008 by Growlersburg Chapter 86, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 54.408′ N, 120° 50.315′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Wentworth Springs Road just south of Orleans Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is mounted on a base just north of the fire station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Wentworth Springs Road (aka Main Street), Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown Blues (a few steps from this marker); Miners Club (a few steps from this marker); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Jack Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); American River Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus. George Phipps and some sailors discovered gold here in 1849. It was originally called Growlersburg because gold pans were said to "growl" with nuggets. The nearby village of Kelsey is where Marshall had his blacksmith shop. Garden Valley was the old Johnstown Camp. The Black Oak Mine in Garden Valley was extremely rich. Georgetown was rebuilt with a 100-foot wide Main Street to combat the all-too-common wild fires.
Source: Gold Rush Chronicles - http://www.comspark.com/chronicles/eldorado.htm#top
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.