California State Historic Landmark 254

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#254 Camanche
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.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
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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