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

Gold Creek

The Great Gold Discovery of 1871

 
 
Gold Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 8, 2013
1. Gold Creek Marker
Inscription.  On Feb. 8, 1871 two men, the names of Neal F. Taylor and Timothy Cox, were looking for coal in the area and found more than they were looking for. On this creek which comes down through the then Dougherty Ranch the two men found a gold nugget. They prospected the area finding more nuggets and gold flakes and gold dust. Soon others heard of this and there was a grand rush to Gold Creek.
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 ResourcesNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 41.246′ N, 121° 55.743′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in
Gold Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 8, 2013
2. Gold Creek Marker
Alameda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Chestnut Way. Marker is in the north end of Moller Park by the creek. 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. Tehan Family (approx. one mile away); Flanagan Family (approx. one mile away); Rod R. Fallon (approx. one mile away); Old St. Raymond’s Church (approx. one mile away); Norris Family (approx. one mile away); Dobbel Family (approx. one mile away); Murray-Green Homes (approx. one mile away); Heritage Park & Museums (approx. one mile away).
 
Gold Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 8, 2013
3. Gold Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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