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#486:  El Dorado (Originally Mud Springs)

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Location:

N side of intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd and Church St, El Dorado

38.682621,-120.848495

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

El Dorado, meaning 'The Gilded One,' was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place. Originally an important camp on the old Carson Emigrant Trail, by 1849-50 it had become the center of a mining district and the crossroads for freight and stage lines. At the height of the rush its large gold production supported a population of several thousand.

California State Park Commission. Monument base erected by the Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs and El Dorado.



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