Bear Valley in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
He worked his rich placers by grubstaking experienced Mexican miners before the influx of Americans and subsequently he opened up rich quartz mines, in 1851. He built a two story hotel and later a large store and his home, called "The White House". Horace Greeley visited here in 1859 and wrote "The colonel is now operating two stamp mills and netting $100,000 a year". In 1863, he sold his grant for $6,000,000.
Location. 37° 34.123′ N, 120° 7.132′ W. Marker is in Bear Valley, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on State Highway 49 south of Bear Valley Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Bear Valley (here, next to this marker); Mrs. E. Trabucco Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fremontís Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); May Rock (approx. 2 miles away); Bagby (approx. 3 miles away); The Ophir Mines (was approx. 4.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862 (approx. 5.9 miles away); St Catherine Catholic Church (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Valley.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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