El Dorado in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Originally a important camp along the old Carson Emigrant Trail. By 1849 – 50 it had become the center of a mining district and the crossroads for freight and stage lines. At the height of the Rush its large gold production supported a population of several thousand.
Erected by The California State Park Commission, Monument base erected by The Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs and El Dorado. (Marker Number 486.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Natural Resources • Notable Events • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 38° 40.953′ N, 120° 50.917′ W. Marker is in El Dorado, California Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6187 Main Street, El Dorado CA 95623, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Dorado (Mud Springs) (a few steps from this marker); Hiram No.43 Masonic Building (a few steps from this marker); Diamond Springs (approx. 1.9 miles away); Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Cemetery of Lost Souls (approx. 3 miles away); El Dorado County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Johnson Cutoff Trail - Placerville (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Dorado.
Regarding El Dorado. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.486
Also see . . . Wikipedia Account of El Dorado. (Submitted on October 30, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,787 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 6. submitted on September 16, 2014.