California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 282
El Dorado
Mountain Ranch Road and Whiskey Slide Road
Mountain Ranch

California Historical Landmark #282: El Dorado
California Historical Landmark #282: El Dorado

11 October 2006
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El Dorado

Patented as a townsite in 1872. This early town derived its name from a sawmill located here. A post office established at Mountain Ranch in 1856 was moved to El Dorado in 1868 and El Dorado has thus became known as Mountain Ranch. This bell was used from 1885 to 1953 in the local school, established as Cave City School District in 1855. In 1946 this school joined with the Banner District to become the El Dorado Union Elementary School District.

Erected by El Dorado Community Club
Dedicated by Calaveras County Historical Society June 17 1956
Rededicated 1996

State Registered Landmark #282

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