California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 288
CA-49 Between Mark Twain Road and Sultana Lane
Angels Camp

California Historical Landmark #288: Altaville

California Historical Landmark #288: Altaville

18 April 2008
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The history of Altaville is closely identified with that of Angels Camp. Altaville has been the foundry town of Calaveras County since D. D. Demerest established a foundry there in 1854. Most of the stamp mills and a large part of the mining machinery erected in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties were built at the Altaville Foundry. A brick schoolhouse was built at Altaville in 1858 and the townsite was established in 1873.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

We found a Caltrans highway marker for Altaville, but we were unable to locate a commemorative plaque.

Close to here, there is an historic marker for the ruins of the Altaville Foundry.

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