From the plaque:
Located on the Stockton-Murphys
Road at the fourth crossing of the Calaveras River. This early
mining settlement, once called Foremans, was famous in
the 1850s for its rich placer ores. Later, it became an important
stage and freighting depot and served the southern mines
until after the turn of the century.
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Calaveras County Historical Society, October 23, 1965.