Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Formerly called 'First Garrote' traced to hanging of Mexican for stealing horse.
Adobe buildings still standing (1949) built in 1849 as shown by dated adobe brick taken from partition.
Gold discovered here 1849. Thousands in placer gold were taken from mines on Garrote Creek, Big Creek
and other diggings. Deep Flat, Noisy Flat and The Rancheria well known nearby places in heyday.
Historical Landmark No. 446
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base provided by Big Oak Flat Highway 120 Association
Dedicated November 27, 1949