“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 Washington, California

Clickable Map of Los Angeles County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Los Angeles County, CA (1734) Kern County, CA (324) Orange County, CA (437) San Bernardino County, CA (306) Ventura County, CA (158)  LosAngelesCounty(1734) Los Angeles County (1734)  KernCounty(324) Kern County (324)  OrangeCounty(437) Orange County (437)  SanBernardinoCounty(306) San Bernardino County (306)  VenturaCounty(158) Ventura County (158)
Los Angeles is the county seat for Los Angeles County
Long Beach is in Los Angeles County
      Los Angeles County (1734)  
      Kern County (324)  
      Orange County (437)  
      San Bernardino County (306)  
      Ventura County (158)  
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1 California, Los Angeles County, Long Beach, Washington — 75th Anniversary of Long Beach
William Erwin Willmore who was in this area in 1870 visualized a town would be built here. In 1882 this materialized as Willmore City; becoming the City of Long Beach in 1888.Map (db m83523) HM
2 California, Nevada County, Washington — 628-629 — Alpha and Omega
One mile north of here were the towns of Alpha and Omega, named by gold miners in the early 1850’s. The tremendous hydraulic diggings, visible from near this point, engulfed most of the original townsites. Alpha was the birthplace of famed opera . . . Map (db m45152) HM
3 California, Nevada County, Washington — Brimskill Building
Built by Edward Brimskill 1849-1851. Rear section built 1849. Iron shutters a protection from fire and robbers, imported from Scotland. Used in early days as general store and miners supply. Wells Fargo maintained desk room here for many years and . . . Map (db m43682) HM
4 California, Nevada County, Washington — Emigrant Trail to Nevada City
In 1850, the year after the fabulous gold strike on Deer Creek in Nevada City, the Overland Emigrant Trail branched off the original Bear River route at Bear Valley, climbed Washington Ridge and passed this point on its way to Nevada City and . . . Map (db m43688) HM
5 California, Nevada County, Washington — Kohler Building
Built by Henry Kohler, pioneer merchant and miner born in Germany in 1825, he came to Washington from Indiana in 1854. He mined until 1881 when he opened a general merchandise store to supply groceries, hardware and miners supplies to the area.Map (db m43679) HM
6 California, Nevada County, Washington — NC-4 — Nevada City Road - Opposite Washington Diggings
"Traveled 16 miles of pretty good road except [from] Bear Valey [sic]. Hilly which was very steep. Camped in mountain opposite Washington [Diggings] on the Yuba River, No feed or water, but plenty of timber." - John Shin, Sep 30, 1850Map (db m148908) HM
7 California, Nevada County, Washington — Ormonde
The town of Ormonde was established here in 1887. Downstream, across the mouth of Canyon Creek was Canyonville 1850, and upriver approximately 4 miles was Maybert 1886. These towns were part of the Upper Washington Mining District and were the . . . Map (db m43678) HM
8 California, Nevada County, Washington — The History of This Area
The Native People The cultural history of people inhabiting the western slope of the Sierras spans a period of at least 3,500 years. It is known that the Nisenan, a Native California tribe, occupied the geographic region between the Sierra . . . Map (db m44642) HM
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9 California, Nevada County, Washington — Washington
In August 1850 Washington was the highest point on the South Yuba River at which gold had been discovered with over 1,000 miners. In 1870 the Chinese out numbered the white population. The last try to strike it rich was in the 1890’s. Washington . . . Map (db m43685) HM
10 California, Nevada County, Washington — Washington
Washington, originally Indiana Boys Camp, is a town that refused to ghost. It was settled in 1849. By 1880 miners had recovered over $10,500,000 in gold here.Map (db m43686) HM
11 California, Nevada County, Washington — Washington Elementary School
100 years of un-interrupted use as a California Public School. Having survived fires, floods, wars, time, and politics. This school has been doing its part to ensure the rights of American children to receive a basic education.Map (db m45120) HM
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Oct. 3, 2023