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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Brownsville

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, September 15, 2009
1. Site of Brownsville Marker
Inscription. A thriving mining camp on rich Pennsylvania Gulch in the 1850ís and 1860ís. Named for Alfred Brown, former owner of Table Mountain Ranch. Laws of Brownsville Mining District provided that each miner could own one wet and one dry claim, not to exceed 150 square feet.
 
Erected 1953 by California State Park Commission – Base Erected by Christa Parlor No. 137 NSGW and Ruby Parlor No. 49 NDGW – July 19, 1953. (Marker Number 465.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 7.72′ N, 120° 26.517′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Pennsyvania Gulch Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Schachten (approx. one mile away); Murphys Grammar School (approx. one mile away); Buena Vista Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Italian Store (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dunbar House (approx.
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By Syd Whittle, September 15, 2009
2. Site of Brownsville Marker
1.1 miles away); Valente Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Douglas Flat (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Murphys (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.465)
 
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By Syd Whittle, September 15, 2009
3. Site of Brownsville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,584 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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