California State Historic Landmark 252
#252 San Andreas
Heart of the Southern Mines
Settled by Mexicans in 1848, named after Catholic parish of St. Andrew. First
newspaper published here Sept. 24, 1856. Destroyed by fire June 4, 1858 and in 1863. County
seat of Calaveras County since 1866. Rendezvous of Joaquin Murietta. Black Bart, notorious
stage robber tried and sent to prison from here. Noted mining camp since early days. Gold from
the surrounding ancient river channels and placer mines contributed greatly to the success of
the Union during the Civil War.
NW corner of State Hwy 49 and Main St, San Andreas.
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