Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Little Ovens of the Mother Lode”
Historic Jail Museum • History of 1849 • Relics Gold Rush Day Displays
One of the Nations Most Famous Ghost Towns early population 15,000. Here was the first Wells Fargo Express Office in county. $40000 in gold sent to Mint daily by armed stage coach.
Joaquin Murietta’s playground. California’s most colorful bandit. Mariposa County biggest county in the world during greatest Gold Rush of all time. Hornitos Spanish for “Little Ovens,” so named because of the Mexican burial tombs were shaped like square ovens – Hornitos Oldest Landmark – See Cross on Hill →
Location. 37° 30.162′ N, 120° 14.282′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on High Street near St. Catherine Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hornitos (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hornitos (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wells Fargo Office (within shouting distance of this marker); D. Ghirardelli & Co. Hornitos Masonic Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (about 600 feet away); Cavagnaro General Store (about 600 feet away); St Catherine Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hornitos.
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on February 25, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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