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Near Camptonville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A Choice Location

 
 
A Choice Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. A Choice Location Marker
Inscription. Before the gold rush Indian Valley was used extensively by the Nisenan people. They were attracted to by the oak groves and the availability of fish and deer.

Beginning in 1849, the North Yuba River was intensively mined for gold. The cone shaped tailings you may see along the riverís edge are the result of dragline dredging, which ended in 1941. Stores, ranches and sawmills were also located in Indian Valley to provide support services to the surrounding miners.

In the 1930s the Forest Service began development of campgrounds for public use in this area. This was, and still is, a place for families to have an inexpensive vacation and enjoy nature.
 
Erected by United States Forest Service - Tahoe National Forest.
 
Location. 39° 30.991′ N, 120° 59.185′ W. Marker is near Camptonville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on State Highway 49, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located .1 mile north of the Fiddle Creek Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plum Valley House Site (approx. 4.9 miles away); Henness Pass Road - Plum Valley
A Choice Location Marker Overlooking the North Yuba River image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. A Choice Location Marker Overlooking the North Yuba River
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Mountain House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Capt. Brown House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (approx. 5.6 miles away); The St. Charles Hotel (approx. 5.6 miles away); Goodyears Bar (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Bull Meek (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camptonville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
View of the North Yuba River from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. View of the North Yuba River from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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