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

Soulsbyville

 

—Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

 
Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail <i>Soulsbyville</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 22, 2008
1. Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Soulsbyville Marker
Original marker, newer marker is across the street.
Inscription. The first community in Tuolumne County to be founded (1855) entirely upon the operation of a lode mine. Site of the famous Soulsby Mine (discovered by Benjamine Soulsby) which produced over $6,500,00 by 1900. The first hardrock miners who worked mine were from Cornwall, England. First group of 499 arriving in 1858.
 
Erected 1950 by citizens of Soulsbyville and Tuolumne County Gold Centennial Celebration Committee. (Marker Number 420.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.088′ N, 120° 15.837′ W. Marker is in Soulsbyville, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Soulsbyville Road 0.9 miles south of Sonora Pass Highway (State Highway 108), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Soulsbyville CA 95372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Soulsbyville (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ralph’s Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westside Flume & Lumber Company
<i>Soulsbyville</i> and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 22, 2008
2. Soulsbyville and Marker
View is westerly. Soulsbyville United Methodist Church is in background. Soulsbyville Road is in foreground. Highway 108 is to the right (north) 0.9 miles.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); The Joseph Lord House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hose Cart House (approx. 2 miles away); Tuolumne (formerly called Summersville) (approx. 2.1 miles away); West Side Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Across the street from this marker is a newer marker, erected by E Clampus Vitus, with lengthier and more detailed information on the community of Soulsbyville, its mine, and its founder.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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