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

Tuolumne (formerly called Summersville)

— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

 
 
Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Wisehart, March 24, 2008
1. Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker
Inscription.  Geographical center of East Belt Placer Gold Rush, 1856-57. First white settlers, the Franklin Summers family, arrived in 1854 and built log cabin half mile west. James Blakely, in 1858, discovered first quartz lode, half mile east, naming it "Eureka", which mine became nucleus of town of "Summersville", later called "Carters'" and finally, "Tuolumne". Other mining towns lively in gold rush days were Long Gulch, two miles south, and Cherokee, two miles north.
 
Erected 1948 by California Centennial Commission and Tuolumne City Progressive Association. (Marker Number 407.)
 
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 Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 37° 57.862′ N, 120° 14.17′ W. Marker is in Tuolumne, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Tuolumne Road (County Route E17) and Carter Street, in the
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median on Tuolumne Road. Marker is in the town of Tuolumne. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuolumne CA 95379, 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. West Side Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Tuolumne Memorial Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hose Cart House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Joseph Lord House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westside Flume & Lumber Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherokee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ralph’s Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Soulsbyville (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuolumne.
 
Tuolumne City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Wisehart, March 24, 2008
2. Tuolumne City
View is southeasterly. Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker can be seen under the tree in the center island of the intersection of Tuolumne Road and Carter Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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