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Near Sonora in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shaw’s Flat

 

—Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

 
<i>Shaw's Flat. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
1. Shaw's Flat.
Inscription. In 1850 this community was alive with gold miners. James D. Fair, after whom the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is named, was one of the most notable. The Mississippi House, built in 1850, contains many relics including the original bar and postoffice with its grill and mail boxes. On a nearby hill stands the old bell given by miners which summoned men to work and announced the governing of various courts. According to tradition, a local bartender added to his income by panning gold dust dropped on his muddy boots while serving customers.
 
Erected 1947 by Historic Landmark Committee and Tuolumne Parlor No. 144, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 395.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.226′ N, 120° 24.088′ W. Marker is near Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Shaw's Flat Road and Mt Brow Road, on the left when traveling south on Shaw's Flat Road. Click for map. 0.6 miles south of Highway 49 on Shaw’s Flat Road; 1.4 miles north of Sonora on Shaws Flat Road. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
<i>Shaw's Flat. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
2. Shaw's Flat.
View is northwesterly toward Highway 49. Markers are on right.
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bonanza Mine (approx. 1.3 miles away); Springfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rother's Corner (approx. 1.5 miles away); Springfield Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sonora IOOF Lodge No. 10 (approx. 1.5 miles away); -Yo- Semite House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Original Site of the Sonora Daily (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonora.
 
More about this marker. Located between Mt. Brow Road and Shaw’s Flat School Road.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Shaw’s Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 2, 2012
3. Shaw’s Flat Marker
Shaws Flat Miners Bell. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
4. Shaws Flat Miners Bell.
Additional marker located next to main marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California.   3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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