San Andreas

California State Historic Landmark 252

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#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.

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NW corner of State Hwy 49 and Main St, San Andreas.

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