Stanislaus County Points of Interest

Site of La Grange Gold Dredging Company Camp, California 28 October 2012
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Gold Dredge in the 1930's
La Grange Gold Dredging Company Camp
29650 Lake Road
La Grange
Built 1938

The marker reads:

In this stand of eucalyptus trees lie the remains of the La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp. Here unmarried miners lived in a small community while they operated huge dredging machines near and on the Tuolumne River. The camp was abandoned in 1951 when the price of gold no longer paid the cost of recovering it.

Dedicated April 15, 2000
By Estanislao Chapter No. 58 E Clampus Vitus
Lee Williams, NGH

The gold dredge is listed on the National Register as the Tuolumne Gold Dredging Company. A commemorative marker stands on the other side of the Tuolumne River.

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