#0407 Summersville (Tuolumne)


#0407 Summersville (Tuolumne)

Site information:

In island, center of Carter St at intersection with Tuolumne Rd, Tuolumne


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Tuolumne (Formerly called Summersville)

Geographical center of East Belt placer gold rush, 1856-57. First white settlers, the Franklin Summers family, arrived in 1854 and built a log cabin a half mile west of this spot, the geographical center of East Belt Placer Gold Rush from 1856 to 1857. In 1858, James Blakely discovered the first quartz lode half a mile east of here and named it 'Eureka.' The mine became the nucleus of the town of Summersville, which was later called Carters and finally became Tuolumne. Other mining towns lively in gold rush days were Long Gulch, two miles south, and Cherokee, two miles north.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Tuolumne City Progressive Association. Dedicated October 24, 1949

Registered 4/14/1948