Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Great Gold Discovery of 1871
There were 20 claims staked and some 30 men working the creek for gold, which never produced much and was deserted by April 1871. There is no longer gold in the creek but it is yet another chapter of gold mining in Alameda County.
Dedicated to the Hardy Miner of the 1800's
Erected 1988 by by Joaquín Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 41.246′ N, 121° 55.743′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Chestnut Way. Touch for map. Marker is in the north end of Moller Park by the creek. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton CA 94588, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as Tehan Family (approx. one mile away); Flanagan Family (approx. one mile away); Rod R. Fallon (approx. one mile away); Old St. Raymond’s Church (approx. one mile away); Norris Family (approx. one mile away); Dobbel Family (approx. one mile away); Murray-Green Homes (approx. one mile away); Heritage Park & Museums (approx. one mile away).
Categories. • Natural Resources • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.