California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 295
Paloma Road and Edster Street
Southwest of Mokelumne Hill

California Historical Landmark #295: Paloma
California Historical Landmark #295: Paloma
11 October 2006
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Paloma (Fosteria)

State Registered Landmark No. 295

Gwin Mine, Paloma, Lower Rich Gulch, was mined for placer in 1849. Quartz was discovered by J. Alexander in 1851. Property acquired by William M. Gwin, California's first U.S. Senator, in 1851. The Gwin Mine closed in 1908. Yielded millions.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base furnished by Paloma Community Club
Dedicated September 5, 1949

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