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#323:  Mormon Bar

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Location:

On small auxiliary rd on right, 500 ft SE of intersection of State Hwy 49 (P.M. 16. 7) and Ben Hur Rd, 1.8 mi S of Mariposa
Plaque located at entrance to fairgrounds on Fairground Road.

Site:37.461919,-119.949431
Plaque:37.463397, -119.947788

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Mormon Bar was first mined in 1849 by members of the Mormon Battalion. They, however, stayed only a short time and their places were taken at once by other miners. Later, thousands of Chinese worked the same ground over again.



©2009 David Schmitt