#0253 Sandy Gulch


#0253 Sandy Gulch

Site information:

State Hwy 26, W of Sandy Gulch Ln, 2.1 mi W of West Point

While there is still a community of Sandy Gulch, nothing historical remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Sandy Gulch

This site, in 1849, was a trading center for pioneer miners of Northwestern Calaveras County. It was named after the gulch where William and Dan Carsner found large nuggets imbedded in the course sand. Water for mining was brought from the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River. Through the Sandy Gulch and Kadish Ditches. Quartz mining began in the early fifties. The first custom stamp mill was at the head of Sandy Gulch. The school and elections precincts were established early. Hangmanss Tree stood near the center of town. Numerous Mi-Wuk Indians lived here then. There are many pioneers buried in the cemetery. This monument is erected in memory of them.

Originally dedicated by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, 14 September 1941. Plaque replaced by the Calaveras County Historical Society - 1993.

Registered 9/3/1937