Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
At Georgetown In August 1859, Called
The Georgetown Blues
This Is In Honor Of Them, And
Dedicated To All United States
Veterans Who Have So Honorably
Answered Their Nation’s Call To Duty
America Thanks You!
Erected 2007 by Growlersburg Chapter 86, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 38° 54.413′ N, 120° 50.319′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Wentworth Springs Road north of Georgetown Road (California Highway 193), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Growlersburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9241 (here, next to this marker); Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus (a few steps from this marker); Miners Club Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Jack Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Georgetown Blues. During the early years of the Civil War, California businessmen feared the intrusion of Southern troops seeking the rich gold resources. Northern military agreed, and established "home guards" in gold country communities. The Georgetown Blues formed as a quasi military group in 1959 as Georgetown's Union Guard, but it wasn't officially recognized until 1963.
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.