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

Copperopolis

State Registered Landmark No.296

 
 
Copperopolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
1. Copperopolis Marker
Inscription. Copper here discovered by W. K. Reed and Thomas McCarty in 1860. Mines utilized during the Civil War and the First and Second World Wars. During Civil War period was the principal copper producing section of the United States.
 
Erected 1949 by The California Centennials Commission and Copperopolis Community Center, May 30, 1949. (Marker Number 296.)
 
Location. 37° 58.758′ N, 120° 38.372′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 Main Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Calaveras Telephone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Copperopolis (about 600 feet away); The Old Corner Saloon (about 700 feet away); The Copperopolis Bell and Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Bart at Funk Hill (approx. mile away); Copperopolis Park (approx. mile away); Thomas McCarty (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Also see . . .
Copperopolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
2. Copperopolis Marker

1. Copperopolis – Town History. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
2. Copperopolis. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
 
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Old Corner Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
3. Old Corner Saloon
This site has been in continuous operation since 1862. It has been a boarding house, brothel, and "speakeasy". See "Nearby Marker" for additional information.
Remnant of Mining Activity image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
4. Remnant of Mining Activity
Old Mine Tailings image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
5. Old Mine Tailings
Mine Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
6. Mine Building
U.S. Geological Survey Bench Mark - 1960 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
7. U.S. Geological Survey Bench Mark - 1960
This bench mark is located outside the entrance door of the Union Mine General Store on Main Street.
 
 
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 1,905 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6, 7. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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