California State Historic Landmark 254
Named Camanche in 1849 after Camanche, Iowa. Once called Limerick Peak
population 1500. Rich mining at nearby Cat Camp, Poverty Bar, and Sand Hill. Mokelumne River
water brought in by Lancha Plana and Poverty Bar ditch. Fire June 21, 1873, destroyed
large Chinatown. Buhach manufactured on the nearby Hill Ranch.
Nothing remains of this site.
S Comanche Shore Park, Monument RV Park near S entrance, Camanche Parkway South, 3 mi NW of Burson.
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