California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 255
Calaveritas Road at Costa Road
San Andreas


Calaveritas, settled in 1849 by Mexicans, was a flourishing mining town complete with stores, saloons, gambling houses, and fandango halls, the latter two said to be frequented by Joaquin Murieta. The town was destroyed by fire in 1858.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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