From the Guidebook:
Calaveritas, settled in 1849
by Mexicans, was a flourishing mining town complete with
stores, saloons, gambling houses, and fandango halls.
Joaquin Murieta is said to have frequently visited its fandango halls and gambling houses.
Destroyed by fire in 1858.
Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Calaveras County 20-30 Club. Dedicated June 18, 1950.