Coarsegold in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
—(Coarse Gold Gulch) —
Gold -- heavy coarse gold -- was discovered in this area and the texture led to naming the spot Coarse Gold Gulch. Nearby, the Texas Flat Mine which was filed on in 1853 became the oldest and most extensively worked ledge mine in the district.
Coarsegold's historic old well, originally built in 1852 once stood in the middle of the Road to Yosemite and was a welcome sight to the tired and thirsty traveler. It was moved sixty feet, in 1935, adjacent to the Coarsegold Gulch Hotel, where the landscaping and benches could be built around it. The reconstruction was a community effort.
Erected 1993 by Grub Gulch Chaoter No. 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 15.718′ N, 119° 42.003′ W. Marker is in Coarsegold, California, in Madera County. Marker is on Raymond Road (California Route 41) ¼ mile east of County Road 415, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35320 California Highway 41, Coarsegold CA 93614, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker Willow Glen (approx. 3½ miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Little Church on the Hill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grub Gulch (approx. 5.8 miles away); Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. 5.9 miles away); Yosemite Stage Route (approx. 6.1 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. History of Coarsegold. Coarsegold is seldom mentioned as part of California's Mother Lode, but it is, in fact, the southernmost populated settlement of the region. The town was once a stage stop for Yosemite-bound travelers. The Golden Chain Highway (State Route 49) through California's old gold rush towns begins about seven miles north, in the town of Oakhurst. (Submitted on July 29, 2010.)
2. Madera County History. A detailed history of the area which includes information on the Texas Flat Mine. (Submitted on July 29, 2010.)
3. Coarsegold Historic Museum. Includes one of the area's oldest existing buildings, a restored one-room schoolhouse, and a restored barn, each housing numerous museum items. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.)
Additional keywords. Gold Rush, Mother
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 4. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 5. submitted on September 5, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 6. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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