#521:  Greenwood

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SW corner of the intersection of State Hwy 193 and Main St, Greenwood





State Plaque



From the plaque:

John Greenwood, a trapper and guide who came to California in 1844, established a here a trading post in 1849. The mining town of Greenwood, which developed during the Gold Rush, boasted a theater, 4 hotels, 14 stores, a brewery, and 4 saloons. Among its illustrious citizens was John A. Stone, California songwriter, who was buried here in 1863.

Marker placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with The Golden Key, May 15, 1955.

©2009 David Schmitt