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Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Georgetown Blues

 
 
Georgetown Blues Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 23, 2012
1. Georgetown Blues Marker
Inscription.
A Military Company Was Organized
At Georgetown In August 1859, Called

The Georgetown Blues

This Is In Honor Of Them, And
Dedicated To All United States
Veterans Who Have So Honorably
Answered Their Nationís Call To Duty

America Thanks You!

 
Erected 2007 by Growlersburg Chapter 86, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Location. 38° 54.413′ N, 120° 50.319′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Wentworth Springs Road north of Georgetown Road (California Highway 193), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus ( a few steps from this marker); Miners Club ( a few steps from this marker); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen ( within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Jack Anderson ( within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown ( within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Firehouse
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 23, 2012
2. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg Building
The marker is mounted on the front of the building and is visible at the far right.
( within shouting distance of this marker); The American Hotel ( within shouting distance of this marker); American River Inn ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Georgetown Blues. During the early years of the Civil War, California businessmen feared the intrusion of Southern troops seeking the rich gold resources. Northern military agreed, and established "home guards" in gold country communities. The Georgetown Blues formed as a quasi military group in 1959 as Georgetown's Union Guard, but it wasn't officially recognized until 1963.
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure
 
Also see . . .
1. Growlsburg VFW Post 9241. Growlersburg VFW Post No. 9241 was chartered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States on April 12, 1947. Organizationally, it is part of the VFW Department of California and VFW District 17 Department of California. (Submitted on May 5, 2012.) 

2. Georgetown Divide – Founders Day Parade 2009. The Growlersberg Veterans of Foreign Wars led the parade. And what Founders Day would be complete without the local chapter
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg Building
The brick building to the left is the Georgetown Fire House, the brown building in the center is the Miners Club, and the brick white-trimmed building to the right is the Growlersburg Veterans of Foreign Wars - Georgetown Blues Building.

of Clampers, ECV #86 bringing up the rear with another tasteful entry! (Submitted on May 5, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 23, 2012
4. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Growlersburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on May 5, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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