Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Gold Bug, A Neighborhood Mine
Like other neighborhood mines, work on the Gold Bug was spotty at best. Owners often had other jobs, and so they worked the mines just enough to maintain their claims. Even then, claim ownership and names changed almost as frequently as the seasons. The Gold Bug claim had many owners over its lifespan, and was once named “Hattie,” after the daughter of one of its original owners. William Craddock. The name Gold Bug was used from 1924 until 1942, when the mine was permanently closed do to the war.
Erected by Hangtown's Gold Bug Park - Town of Placerville.
Location. 38° 44.572′ N, 120° 47.982′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Gold Bug Lane east of Bedford Avenue. Touch for map. The
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stamp Mill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Placerville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bee-Bennett House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph M. Staples (approx. 0.9 miles away); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Maul (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Placerville (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 440 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.