Raymond in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Grub Gulch developed after the Gambetta Mine opened in 1880. Other local mines included the Mammoth Mine, the Enterprise Mine, and the Josephine Mine. Local legend says the peak population reached 5,000.
In its time there were two hotels, a rooming house, five saloons, a grocery store, and a general merchandise store, but never a church. Grub Gulch burned down in 1920.
Erected 1990 by Grub Gulch Chaper 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 37° 19.433′ N, 119° 46.233′ W. Marker is in Raymond, California, in Madera County. Marker is on County Road 600, 6 miles State Route 41, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yosemite Stage Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shay's Blacksmith Shop & Canary Cottage (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gertrude School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 4 miles away); Wassama Village (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ahwahnee Tavern (approx. 4˝ miles away); Coarsegold (approx. 5.8 miles away); Highway 49 - The Golden Chain (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Regarding Grub Gulch. The town of Grub Gulch sat in area behind the marker. All that is left is the cemetery which is located on the side of a hill past the corral on private property.
The Gambetta Mine - also called the Arkansas Traveler - was the first and richest mine around Grub Gulch. It was discovered in 1880 and produced $490,000 in ore before it was abandoned in 1904.
Also see . . . Grub Gulch. Coarse Gold Prospectors entry (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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