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El Dorado in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Dorado

 
 
El Dorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
1. El Dorado Marker
Inscription. El Dorado, meaning “The Gilded One”, was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place.

Originally a important camp along the old Carson Emigrant Trail. By 1849 – 50 it had become the center of a mining district and the crossroads for freight and stage lines. At the height of the Rush its large gold production supported a population of several thousand.
 
Erected by The California State Park Commission, Monument base erected by The Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs and El Dorado. (Marker Number 486.)
 
Location. 38° 40.953′ N, 120° 50.917′ W. Marker is in El Dorado, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pleasant Valley Road) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street (Pleasant Valley Road). Touch for map. Marker is directly across the street from the nearby El Dorado (Mud Springs) marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6187 Main Street, El Dorado CA 95623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Dorado (Mud Springs) (a few steps from this marker); Hiram No.43 Masonic Building
El Dorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
2. El Dorado Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Diamond Springs (approx. 1.9 miles away); Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Cemetery of Lost Souls (approx. 3 miles away); El Dorado County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Dorado.
 
Regarding El Dorado. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.486
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Account of El Dorado. (Submitted on October 30, 2008.)
 
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Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
3. Main Street
Fire House and El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
4. Fire House and El Dorado (Mud Springs) Marker
Main Street Store Ruins image. Click for more information.
By Roger Sturtevant, March 25, 1934
5. Main Street Store Ruins
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS CAL,9-ELDO,2-

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Main Street - Looking West, El Dorado, Calif.- During Gold Rush Days image. Click for full size.
6. Main Street - Looking West, El Dorado, Calif.- During Gold Rush Days
Historical postcard image.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on September 16, 2014.
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