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Vallecito, California Historical Markers

 
Camp Nine Bell Marker and Bell image, Touch for more information
By Syd Whittle, July 1, 2010
Camp Nine Bell Marker and Bell
California (Calaveras County), Vallecito — Camp Nine Bell
From New York in 1900 to the present day in California; from cookhouse to firehouse this bell has been a part of Vallecito’s history. In 1906, Beach Thompson needing water for his hydraulic mining, and investors in San Francisco needing . . . — Map (db m32727) HM
California (Calaveras County), Vallecito — Dinkelspiel Store
The store was built in 1851 and opened for business in 1852 by the Dinkelspiel family, who had recently emigrated from Germany. The buildings were made of rhyolite tuff blocks from the Altaville Quarry. The small adjoining building originally used . . . — Map (db m11967) HM
California (Calaveras County), Vallecito — Vallecito
One of California's important early day mining towns named by Mexicans meaning Little Valley. Gold was discovered here by the Murphy Brothers on 1849. It was originally called "Murphys' Old Diggings". This bell was cast at Troy N.Y. in 1853. After . . . — Map (db m6841) HM

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