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Campo Seco in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Campo Seco

 
 
Campo Seco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 3, 2006
1. Campo Seco Marker
Inscription.  Settled in 1849 by Mexicans who worked placers in Oregon Gulch. Rich copper deposits discovered in 1859. The largest living cork oak tree in California was planted here in 1858. Ruins of Adams Express Building still standing.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. Base Furnished by the Campo Seco Community Club (September 9, 1950). (Marker Number 257.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 38° 13.623′ N, 120° 51.241′ W. Marker is in Campo Seco, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Campo Seco Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campo Seco CA 95226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley Spring (approx. 2.8 miles away); Double Springs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camanche (approx. 3.9 miles away);
Campo Seco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 3, 2006
2. Campo Seco Marker
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Lancha Plana (approx. 5 miles away); Paloma (Fosteria) (approx. 5˝ miles away); Buena Vista Store (approx. 5.7 miles away); Buena Vista (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Double Springs (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Landmark (No. 257).
 
Ruins of Adams Express Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 3, 2006
3. Ruins of Adams Express Building
Captain Messenger House - Campo Seco image. Click for more information.
By Wm. H. Knowles, Photographer
4. Captain Messenger House - Campo Seco
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS CAL,5-CAMP,2-
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on September 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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