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Raymond in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grub Gulch

 
 
Grub Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, circa April 2006
1. Grub Gulch Marker
Inscription. "Gold Fever" hit the streams in Madera County in 1849. Grub Gulch got its name from the fact that "miners could always pan enough gold from the river to grubstake themselves into better times."

Grub Gulch developed after the Gambetta Mine opened in 1880. Other local mines included the Mammoth Mine, the Enterprise Mine, and the Josephine Mine. Local legend says the peak population reached 5,000.

In its time there were two hotels, a rooming house, five saloons, a grocery store, and a general merchandise store, but never a church. Grub Gulch burned down in 1920.
 
Erected 1990 by Grub Gulch Chaper 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.433′ N, 119° 46.233′ W. Marker is in Raymond, California, in Madera County. Marker is on County Road 600 6 miles from State Route 41, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond CA 93653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yosemite Stage Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 4 miles away); Wassama Village
Grub Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, circa April 2006
2. Grub Gulch Marker
The Yellow Grub Gulch Rose once thrived in the square to the left of the marker.
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Coarsegold (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 6.6 miles away); Little Church on the Hill (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Grub Gulch. The town of Grub Gulch sat in area behind the marker. All that is left is the cemetery which is located on the side of a hill past the corral on private property.
 
Also see . . .  History of Madera County. The Gambetta Mine - also called the Arkansas Traveler - was the first and richest mine around Grub Gulch. It was discovered in 1880 and produced $490,000 in ore before it was abandoned in 1904. (Submitted on July 30, 2010.) 
 
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One of Two Hotels in Grub Gulch image. Click for full size.
Fresno Library History room, circa 1913
3. One of Two Hotels in Grub Gulch
A 1913 picture of one of two hotels, either the Morrison or the Thomas Hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   3. 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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