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

La Grange

 
 
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
1. La Grange Marker
Inscription.  This area has seen four phases of mining – placer, tunneling, hydraulic, and dredging. This bucket, one of a chain of 100, holds 12 c.f. and is from one of the worlds largest dredges. The Tuolumne Gold Dredging Co. started operation of the dredge on June 15, 1938 and continued until 1949 when it was abandoned about 3 miles south of here. Other and smaller dredges operated on this river west of La Grange.
 
Erected 1977 by Estanislao Chapter 58, E Clampus Vitus.
 
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 month for this entry is June 1883.
 
Location. 37° 39.828′ N, 120° 27.63′ W. Marker is in La Grange, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Yosemite Boulevard (State Highway 132), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the small La Grange Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30173 Yosemite Boulevard, La Grange CA 95329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named La Grange (here,
Tuolumne Gold Dredge Bucket and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
2. Tuolumne Gold Dredge Bucket and Marker
The marker is mounted n the front of the bucket.
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next to this marker); The Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); The Old Barn – First Adobe Building (a few steps from this marker); The Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Louis Mission (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Grange Saloon (about 600 feet away); The Old La Grange Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Additional Buckets on Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
3. Additional Buckets on Display
La Grange Historic Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
4. La Grange Historic Park
The bucket and marker are seen in the center of the photo. The California Registered Historical Landmark Plaque commemorating the town of La Grange is seen just to the right, and the Old Adobe Barn is at the far right.
Welcome to Historic La Grange - Est. 1849 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2016
5. Welcome to Historic La Grange - Est. 1849
La Grange Est. 1974 Improvement Assn
U.S. Post Office 95329
La Grange Fire Co. Est. 1937
I.O.O.F. Hall Est. 1857
St. Louis Catholic Church Erected 1854
La Grange Museum Open Sundays Est. 1989
Historic School Saloon General Store
La Grange 4-H Est. 1993
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on May 23, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.

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Oct. 3, 2022