Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Utica Mine North Shaft
This site is dedicated by Ruby Parlor #46, N.D.G.W.
May 1, 1998
Erected 1998 by Ruby Parlor #46, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 4.323′ N, 120° 32.585′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Utica Lane north of Sam's Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Vietnam Era Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lightner Mine (about 400 feet away); Claussen’s Corner (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); A. Brosemer Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Stalactite/Stalagmite (approx. ¼ mile away); Ol' Beth (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angels Camp.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Sitting Garden of Utica Park, between the south parking lot and restrooms.
Also see . . . Gold Mine on Fire. In addition to the cave-in disaster reported on the marker, the Utica suffered a serious fire on August 17, 1897, as depicted in this wire report: "The great Utica mine is on fire. Flames and smoke were discovered issuing from the 800-foot level this morning. It was with difficulty that the shift made their escape. Six men were cut off, but made their way through the new shaft. The fire is supposed to have originated from spontaneous combustion caused by lard and coal oil. It is impossible at present to estimate the loss that the fire will cause, but it is safe to say it will amount to $500,000. Not only are the mine owners affected but the whole town (Submitted on December 19, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,099 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on February 26, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.