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#401:  Iowa Hill

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Location:

0.1 mi SW of post office on Iowa Hill Rd, Iowa Hill

Plaque: 39.106023,-120.861510

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Gold was discovered here in 1853, and by 1856 weekly production was estimated at one hundred thousand dollars. The total value of gold produced up to 1880 is placed at twenty million dollars. The town was destroyed by fire in 1857 and again in 1862, each time it was rebuilt with more substantial buildings, but the last big fire, in 1922, destroyed most of the town.



David Schmitt