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Near La Grange in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp

 
 
La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2011
1. La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker
Inscription.  In this stand of eucalyptus trees lie the remains of the La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp. Here unmarried miners lived in a small community while they operated huge dredging machines near and on the Tuolumne River. The camp was abandoned in 1951 when the price of gold no longer paid the cost of recovering it.
 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Estanislao Chapter No. 58.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 37° 38.856′ N, 120° 29.52′ W. Marker is near La Grange, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Lake Road south of Yosemite Boulevard (California Highway 132), on the left when traveling south. The marker is located approximately 300 feet south of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29698 Lake Road, La Grange CA 95329, 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. Tuolumne Gold Dredge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic La Grange
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Old La Grange Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); La Grange Saloon (approx. 2 miles away); Saint Louis Mission (approx. 2 miles away); The Trading Post (approx. 2.1 miles away); La Grange (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Additional keywords. Mining camps
 
La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2011
2. La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp Marker
The contributor is no botanist, but he did not see any eucalyptus trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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