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Dutch Flat in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dutch Flat

 
 
Dutch Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
1. Dutch Flat Marker
Inscription. Founded in the Spring of 1861 by Joseph and Charles Dornbach. From 1854 to 1882 it was noted for its rich hydraulic mines. In 1860 had the largest voting population in Placer County. Chinese inhabitants numbered about 2,000. Here Theodore Judah and Dr. D.W. Strong made the original subscriptions to build the First Transcontinental Railroad.

State Registered Landmark No. 397

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated July 23, 1950.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 397.)
 
Location. 39° 12.416′ N, 120° 50.299′ W. Marker is in Dutch Flat, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Diggins Hill Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dutch Flat CA 95714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adobe Store Building (approx. mile away); Hydraulic Mining (approx. 2 miles away); Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. 2 miles away); Gold Run (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Stevens Trail (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Dutch Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
2. Dutch Flat Marker
 Hydraulic mining. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 27, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking down Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
3. Looking down Main Street
Dutch Flat Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
4. Dutch Flat Hotel
Dutch Flat Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
5. Dutch Flat Hotel Marker
Olive Lodge No. 81 I.O.O.F. Instituted... Dec. 8, 1858 image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
6. Olive Lodge No. 81 I.O.O.F. Instituted... Dec. 8, 1858
International Order of Odd Fellows
Dutch Flat Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 27, 2006
7. Dutch Flat Trading Post
Vintage Postcard of Dutch Flat image. Click for full size.
Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Ca. Published by Pioneer News Co.
8. Vintage Postcard of Dutch Flat
Description on Postcard reads:
Dutch Flat in the Mother Lode Country, California. Named for a German who built a cabin here in 1851, now what is almost a ghost town was once the terminus of the Central Pacific Railroad in the fabulous boom days.
Dutch Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie Sherman, circa 1900
9. Dutch Flat Marker
A picture post card mailed to Susan McLure..street is believed to be main street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 4,015 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   8. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   9. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Debbie Sherman of Hemet California 92543. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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