California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County

California Historical Landmark 486
El Dorado
6191 Pleasant Valley Road
El Dorado

California Historical Landmark #486: El Dorado
  California Historical Landmark #486: El Dorado
11 October 2007
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El Dorado

El Dorado, meaning 'The Gilded One,' was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place.

Originally an important camp on the old Carson Emigrant Trail, by 1849-50 it had become the center of a mining district and the crossroads for freight and stage lines. At the height of the rush its large gold production supported a population of several thousand.

Historical Landmark No. 486

California State Park Commission
Monument base erected by the Mother Lode Lions Club of Diamond Springs an El Dorado

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