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Goodyears Bar in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Goodyears Bar

 
 
Goodyears Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. Goodyears Bar Marker
Inscription. Ancestrally, local streams and tributaries of the North Yuba River washed large quantities of gold searing sediments through this area, leaving very rich gravel banks or “bars”. In 1849, pioneers Miles and Andrew Goodyear and party prospected and settled here. News of their rich finds spread and the “boom” was on. Claims were restricted to only a single 30’ square to the man with one company producing 646oz. in one week. After the initial rush moved on a long-standing community of up to 400 Chinese miners profitably re-worked the older diggings.
 
Erected 2004 by Major William Downie Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.444′ N, 120° 53.177′ W. Marker is in Goodyears Bar, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Mountain House Road south of California Highway 49, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the bridge crossing the North Yuba River. Marker is in this post office area: Goodyears Bar CA 95944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Goodyears Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. Goodyears Bar Marker
direct line); The St. Charles Hotel (about 700 feet away); Mountain House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Downieville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra County, California (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mountain Howitzers (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sierra County Sheriff’s Gallows (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodyears Bar.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Goodyears Bar School and Community Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. Goodyears Bar School and Community Hall
Goodyears Bar School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
4. Goodyears Bar School
North Yuba River at Goodyears Bar image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
5. North Yuba River at Goodyears Bar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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