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French Gulch in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

French Gulch

 
 
French Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
1. French Gulch Marker
Inscription. Founded nearby by French miners in 1849, the town of Morrowville, relocated here, was the center of one of the state's richest gold producing areas. Total production was over $20,000,000. One of California's first stamp mills operated at the nearby Franklin Mine. From 1856 to 1858 French Gulch was the trailhead on the western branch of the California-Oregon Trail. St. Rose Catholic Church was founded in 1856. As a supply and stopping place the town rivaled Shasta.

First Registered January 11, 1935.
 
Erected 1993 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Gertrude Moss Historical Fund, Shasta Historical Society and Trinitarianus Chapter #62, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 166.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 41.969′ N, 122° 38.324′ W. Marker is in French Gulch, California, in Shasta County. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: French Gulch CA 96033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French Gulch Hotel (here, next to this marker); E. Franck & Co. (a few steps from this marker); French Gulch Lodge
French Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
2. French Gulch Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Lodge #75 (approx. mile away); Camden House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Toll Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Tower House Historic District (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lewiston Hotel (approx. 8.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in French Gulch.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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French Gulch Mural image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
3. French Gulch Mural
French Gulch - Whiskeytown School
Students, Staff and Friends, 1996
French Gulch Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
4. French Gulch Main Street
French Gulch Directional Sign Located on Highway 299 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
5. French Gulch Directional Sign Located on Highway 299
 
 
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