#445:  Cherokee

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On Confidence-Tuolumne City Rd (P.M. 8.5), 2 mi N of Tuolumne City







Until recently, there was a plaque at the GPS coordinates above. Plaque has been moved or otherwise went missing. Entire base is removed (photo 3). Cherokee Cemetery is only thing remaining of original town that I know of.

From the guidebook:

Gold was discovered here in 1853 by the Scott brothers, descendants of Cherokee Indians. Scars of placer 'diggins' in every little arroyo in Cherokee Valley, healed over by Mother Nature, were later replaced by a quartz mine. Present-day productive farms in this area were once rich placer grounds.

David Schmitt