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

Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site

 
 
Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site Marker
Inscription. In the bend of Rich Gulch near its junction with Ash Hollow five miners worked the winter of 1849-50, with the use of a log hollowed out to make a rocker. The rich pocket yielded five pounds of gold per day. The gulches in this district proved to great account. News of the strikes led to the rush in 1850 that brought a thousand goldminers to the Trinity River country. Miners founded the town of Weaverville by July, 1850
 
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 44.115′ N, 122° 56.565′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street (California Route 229) and Garden Gulch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located at the front of the Weaverville Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 North Main Street, Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Cabin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); I.O.O.F. Hall
Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site Marker
(about 700 feet away); Spanish Corral (about 700 feet away); Spiral Staircases (about 700 feet away); Clifford Hall (about 800 feet away); Weaverville Drug Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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