California State Historic Landmark 487
#487 Diamond Springs
This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among
the richest spots in this vicinity, its diggings produced a 25 pound nugget, one of the largest
ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851. Later it became a contender
for the county seat. Through its lumber, lime production and agriculture, Diamond Springs retained
some of its early importance.
NW corner of Hwy 49 and McHatten Alley, Diamond Springs.
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