#0486 El Dorado (Originally "Mud Springs")


#0486 El Dorado (Originally "Mud Springs")

Site information:

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

El Dorado

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.

Registered 8/7/1951