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

Thomas Maul

Superior Judge

 

1885 – 1954

 
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By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
1. Thomas Maul Marker
Inscription.
Lawyer

This plaque is a memorial
To our beloved citizen
Who sponsored this park
and many other civic improvements

 
Location. 38° 43.785′ N, 120° 47.948′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Bradford Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Bradford Street. Touch for map. Marker is located across Bradford Street from the El Dorado County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Placerville (here, next to this marker); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant Jane (within shouting distance of this marker); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Confidence Engine Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Confidence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglass – Hines Building Bricks (within shouting distance of this marker); In Respectful Memory of Joseph M. Staples (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Additional comments.
Thomas Maul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
2. Thomas Maul Marker

1. The Placerville Bell
This area of Placerville is currently undergoing extensive road construction. The bell that normally is on display at this little park is being held at the El Dorado County Museum for safe keeping. At the completion of construction the bell will be returned to this spot.
    — Submitted October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Placerville Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
3. Placerville Bell
The bell is currently on display at the El Dorado County Historical Museum on Placerville Drive.
Signage Discribing the Temporary Display of the Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
4. Signage Discribing the Temporary Display of the Bell
Bell from Original Bell Tower in
Placerville
The bell was cast in England in 1860 and installed in the new bell tower on Placerville's Main Street in the summer of 1865. According to the Sept.4, 1865 Mountain Democrat article, the Bell Tower was painted, erected and the bell installed at a cost of $391.13. In 1911, the bell tower was moved to Cannon Hill (at the corner of Pacific and Reservoir.) The Bell was damaged in this move and many of the ornamental supports were lost. The Bell Tower was soon returned to Main Street where a new bell was installed.
This original bell from the Bell Tower was placed on Bedford Ave. in the small area known as Post Office Park, dedicated in 1955. The Bell has been temporarily placed here until the work on Bedford Ave. is done and a new foundation for it installed near the District Attorney's Office on Main Street.
Placerville Bell image. Click for full size.
Merle Porter. Distributed by Royal Pictures, Colton,Ca.
5. Placerville Bell
Description on postcard: This bell was used to call the town people together. It hung in a wooden tower in the center of town. It rung out the news of Lincoln's death. A couple of Sacramento Valley ranchers found rich ore here and named the area "Old Dry Diggin's." The lure of easy wealth brought an army of plundering outlaws known as the Owls. This bell rang out to call vilgilantes who soon tried the culprits and hung them from a great oak tree that grew on Main St. The camp took on the name Hangtown and has been known (unofficially) by this name ever since. This is part of the "Mother Lode Country"...M.P.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,062 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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