“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in El Dorado, California

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By Joseph Alvarado, January 21, 2023
Site of Wright's Store Marker
1California, El Dorado, Coloma — Site of Wright's Store
The first store in Coloma, as well as the first store between Sutter’s Fort and Utah, was opened near this site in the summer of 1848 by Stephen Wright. It was built of lumber cut at Sutter’s Mill, on the foundation of a cabin planned for John . . . Map (db m215367) HM
2California, El Dorado County, El Dorado — 486 — El Dorado
El Dorado, meaning “The Gilded One”, was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place. Originally a important camp along the old Carson Emigrant Trail. By 1849 – 50 it . . . Map (db m13148) HM
3California, El Dorado County, El Dorado — 700 — El Dorado (Mud Springs)
Trading post, emigrant stop, and mining camp of the 1850’s. This became one of the remount stations of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here at the Nevada House on April 13, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses while carrying . . . Map (db m11571) HM
4California, El Dorado County, El Dorado — Hiram No.43 Masonic Building
Hiram Lodge No.43: Free and Accepted Masons, was chartered in the town of Mud Springs, as it was then called, May 16, 1854. The Lodge met in rented buildings until the completion of this brick edifice in 1862. On September 17, 1923 a fire . . . Map (db m12396) HM
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Feb. 3, 2023