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

Calaveritas

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2006
1. Calaveritas Marker
Inscription. Calaveritas, settled in 1849 by Mexicans, was a flourishing mining town complete with stores, saloons, gambling houses, and fandango halls. Joaquin Murieta is reported to have frequently visited its Fandango Halls and gambling houses. Destroyed by fire in 1858.
 
Erected 1950 by The California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Calaveras County 20-30 Club, June 18, 1950. (Marker Number 255.)
 
Location. 38° 9.477′ N, 120° 36.741′ W. Marker is near Calaveritas, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Calaveritas Road and Costa Road, on the right when traveling east on Calaveritas Road. Touch for map. Marker is 4.5 miles southeast of San Andreas. Marker is in this post office area: San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Costa Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Attempted Stage Robbery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fourth Crossing (approx. 2.2 miles away); Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Red Barn (approx.
Calaveritas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2006
2. Calaveritas Marker
3.6 miles away); San Andreas (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Restaurant in Town (approx. 4.6 miles away); Altaville Grammar School (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Calaveritas. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.255
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Account of Calaveritas. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Malakoff: Calaveritas. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Calaveritas image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2006
3. Calaveritas
Town Building image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, July 28, 2006
4. Town Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,119 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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