Diamond Springs in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected by California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the citizens of Diamond Springs and the Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs and El Dorado. (Marker Number 487.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 41.637′ N, 120° 49.038′ W. Marker is in Diamond Springs, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Pleasant Valley Road (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Main St. is Highway 49 within town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Diamond Springs CA 95619, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Odd Fellows Hall Hiram No.43 Masonic Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); El Dorado (approx. 1.9 miles away); El Dorado (Mud Springs) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cemetery of Lost Souls (approx. 2.3 miles away); El Dorado County Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond Springs.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a monument directly in front of the fire station. Diamond Springs is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 487).
Regarding Diamond Springs. Diamond Springs was unusual in that a majority of its original settlers in 1850 came from one place - Missouri.
As with many other Gold Rush era settlements, fire destroyed most of the buildings, in this particular instance twice - in 1856 and 1859.
Also see . . . Diamond Springs - the First Ten Years, by Anthony Belli. This is the El Dorado County's website history (Submitted on September 1, 2008.)
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