North San Juan in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853
[ Building consists of three sections. Marker #1 is mounted on the front of the far right section. Marker #2 is mounted on the front of the center section. ]
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart, No. 10
E Clampus Vitus – Nevada City, Calif.
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart
Chapter E Clampus Vitus
Oct. 12, 1963
Erected 1963 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 22.194′ N, 121° 6.303′ W. Marker is in North San Juan, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on State Highway 49, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29349 Highway 49, North San Juan CA 95960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North San Juan Fire Department (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); North San Juan United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Old North San Juan School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Purdon Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); The First Long Distance Telephone (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dobbins (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North San Juan.
Regarding Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853. San Juan Hill was first mined in 1853 by Christian Kientz who named the town. He had previously served with General Scott's army in Mexico and felt that this hill reminded him of the hill on which San Juan de Ulloa in Mexico stands. In 1857 a post office was opened and the government added the name "North" to distinguish it from the much older town of San Juan located in San Benito County. Many houses had been built on the hill above town, but when gold was discovered the area was purchased by mining companies and the buildings were torn down.
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