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Near Big Bar in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Big Flat – Big Bar

 
 
Big Flat – Big Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Big Flat – Big Bar Marker
Inscription.  This plaque is between the two sites first mined in ’49. The rush came in 1850, when John Weaver & Co. ditched water from Lil’ Weaver Creek, now Big Bar Creek taking out $100,000 in gold at Big Flat. Elizabeth Walton, mined here with her husband in 1850. Wm. Warrener in 1854, built the Yankee Sawmill, all of wood except for the saw. At Big Bar Creek, in 1855, Warrener built a bridge across the river to connect the Trinity & Humboldt Trails. Miners using 45’ water wheels, worked Big Flat until the great flood of 1861-62, when water 47’ above high water marks swept the river clean of bridges, dams & wheels.
 
Erected 1997 by Trinitarianus Chapter #62, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 40° 44.484′ N, 123° 12.947′ W. Marker is near Big Bar, California, in Trinity County
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. Marker is on California Route 229. This marker is on the south side of State Route 229,just east of the Big Flat Trinity River Access entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Bar CA 96010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Junction City Centennial (approx. 8½ miles away); Site of Caρon City (approx. 10½ miles away); Kellogg Cemetery (approx. 13 miles away); Dedrick (approx. 13.2 miles away); Japanese Bomb Balloon (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Big Flat – Big Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Big Flat – Big Bar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2023