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

Columbia

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Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 2, 2012
1. Columbia Marker
Inscription.  One of the best preserved of early mining towns and known as “Gem of Southern Mines”. Gold discovered through cloudburst 1850. Population grew to 6000 in six weeks. Governor Earl Warren signed bill at Columbia July 15, 1945, creating Columbia State Park.
 
Erected by Department of Public Works – Division of Highways. (Marker Number 123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 38° 0.806′ N, 120° 23.859′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Golden Chain Highway (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling south. This marker is west of the Parrots Ferry Road intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11225 Golden Chain Highway, Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shaw’s Flat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Springfield
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 2, 2012
2. Columbia Marker
(approx. one mile away); Springfield Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sawmill Flat (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hildreth Party (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Columbia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scraping the Rocks Clean (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hon. Jesse M. Mayo (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Columbia - Historic Overview. (Submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2012. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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