Near Tamarack in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dave Filipini received the first land patent. Later he sold to Will & Chas. Gann who used it as summer pasturage. W.H. Hutchins built the first store in early 20’s and changed the name to Camp Tamarck. His large building also housed a dance hall and saloon. After several owners and various locations, the lodge was moved to its current location by the State to make room for the present Hwy 4.
Erected 1987 by Matuca Chapter E Clampus Vitus, Credo Quia Absurdum, August 22, 1987.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 38° 26.336′ N, 120° 4.56′ W. Marker is near Tamarack, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway (State Highway 4), on the right when traveling east. Tamarack is located in Calaveras County just west of the Alpine/Calaveras County Line. Marker is located in the parking area of the Camp Tamarack Lodge Bed & Breakfast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arnold CA 95223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harry Schimke (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Emigrant Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); Reynold’s House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bedrock Mortars (approx. 5 miles away); The Last Battle (approx. 10.6 miles away); Route of the Bartleson-Bidwell Party - 1841 (approx. 10.6 miles away); Sourgrass Bridge (approx. 11.2 miles away); Hermit Valley (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Regarding Camp Tamarack. Wikipedia Article:
Tamarack is a weather station in Alpine County, California which has been the site of United States meteorological records.
Tamarack has the snowfall record for one month. In January 1911,
Tamarack is located on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, at an elevation of about 7000 feet.
Also see . . . Tamarack Lodge. Scroll to the bottom of the Tamarack Lodge website for a short history of the lodge. (Submitted on April 10, 2012, by Derek Bray of Tamarack, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,405 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2011, by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Victoria Bray-Johnson of Bear Valley, California. 5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Derek Bray of Tamarack, California. 7. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.