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Coulterville in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coulterville

 
 
Coulterville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, February 13, 2008
1. Coulterville Marker
Inscription. George W. Coulter started a Tent Store here, early in 1850 to supply hundreds of miners working the rich placers of Maxwell, Boneyard and Black Creeks. The settlement was called Banderita, from the flag flying over Coulters store. A postoffice established in 1853 was called Maxwell Creek, but changed the following year to honor Coulter. The first stamp mill for crushing quartz ore was built by Andrew Goss. Quartz mines, nearby, under crude methods, with wood for fuel, operated for years producing millions. Coulter built the first hotel and water for it was pumped from a well by two Newfoundland dogs. Francisco Bruschi erected the first permanent building and his family became leading merchants for over eighty years.
 
Location. 37° 42.65′ N, 120° 11.846′ W. Marker is in Coulterville, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 49 and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 49. Touch for map. The marker is 28.8 miles from downtown Sonora (intersection of North Washington St and Stockton Rd). Marker is in this post office area: Coulterville CA 95311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whistling Billy (here, next to this marker); Jeffery Hotel
Coulterville Markers image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, February 13, 2008
2. Coulterville Markers
View is westerly of two historical markers, Coulterville on the right and Whistling Billy on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Coulterville Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Coulterville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mint (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sun Sun Wo Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haigh Ranch (approx. 2 miles away); Bagby (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coulterville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Vintage Postcard image. Click for full size.
Distributed by Bob Ball, Visalia, Ca.
3. Vintage Postcard
Description on Postcard: Coulterville, California. Sun Sun Wo Merchandise Store. One of the first stores in historic Coulterville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California.   3. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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