Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Great Gold Discovery of 1871
There were 20 claims staked and some 30 men working the creek for gold, which never produced much and was deserted by April 1871. There is no longer gold in the creek but it is yet another chapter of gold mining in Alameda County.
Dedicated to the Hardy Miner of the 1800's
Erected 1988 by by Joaquín Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1871.
Location. 37° 41.246′ N, 121° 55.743′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton CA 94588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynch Family (approx. one mile away); Rasmussen Family (approx. one mile away); Harlan Family (approx. one mile away); Henry Moller (approx. one mile away); James Witt Dougherty (approx. one mile away); Rod R. Fallon (approx. one mile away); John Bonde (approx. one mile away); Heritage Park & Museums (approx. one mile away).
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