#0465 Old Mining Camp of Brownsville


#0465 Old Mining Camp of Brownsville

Site information:

Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, 0.9 mi SW of Murphys

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Brownsville

A thriving mining camp on rich Pennsylvania Gulch in the 1850s and 1860s. Named for Alfred Brown, former owner of Table Mountain Ranch. Laws of the Brownsville mining district provided that each miner could own one wet and one dry claim, not to exceed 150 square feet.

California State Park Commission. Monument base erected by Chispa Parlor No. 139 of NSGW and Ruby Parlor No. 46 of NDGW. Dedicated July 19, 1953.

Registered 8/30/1950