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

French Camp

 
 
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
1. French Camp Marker
Inscription. Established by Charles Maisson and a group of French goldseekers in 1851. Gold discovered in nearby Long Gulch in that year. At one time 300 miners lived here and traded at store, ruins of which are west of this monument. Regular pack trains brought supplies here from Columbia, returning with newly mined gold. The Stanley Family came to ownership of this site in 1956.
 
Erected 1963 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.695′ N, 120° 21.817′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from Forest Service Road 3N15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Italian Bar (approx. 1.6 miles away); Monitor of Knickerbocker Flat (approx. 1.7 miles away); Columbia Marble Quarry (approx. 3.3 miles away); Columbia Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Columbia School House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Columbia Masonic Cemetery
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
2. French Camp Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); To Honor the Chinese Pioneers (approx. 3.3 miles away); Charles Crist Kress (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on private property located inside Stanislaus National Forest. This property is approximately 3 1/2 miles, as the crow flies, northeast of Columbia State Park. The nearest public road is Forest Service Road 3N15.

Thanks to Russell Peak and Brian Bradford for providing access to this marker.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
French Camp Store Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
3. French Camp Store Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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