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Sonora in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the Sonora Plaza Well

1848

 
 
Site of the Sonora Plaza Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2011
1. Site of the Sonora Plaza Well Marker
Inscription. First public water well in the city of Sonora and located on the perimeter of the early day plaza that was established by the Mexican immigrants as Sonora Camp. The well has its source in a spring underground at the northwest corner of the Bank of America.
 
Erected by The Bank of America.
 
Location. 37° 58.975′ N, 120° 22.95′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of West Stockton Street and South Green Street (California Highway 49), on the right when traveling east on West Stockton Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the side of the Bank of American building. The BofA address is 180 South Washington Street. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sonora Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonora Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sugg House (about 400 feet away); Sonora (about 400 feet away); Sonora Opera Hall (about 400
Site of the Sonora Plaza Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Site of the Sonora Plaza Well Marker
feet away); First Home of Wells Fargo & Company in Sonora (about 500 feet away); First Two-Story House in Sonora (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on March 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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