California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County
California Historical Landmark 521
Highway 193 and Greenwood Road
John Greenwood, a trapper and guide who came to California in 1844, established here a trading post in 1849. The mining town of Greenwood, which developed during the gold rush, boasted a theater, 4 hotels, 14 stores, a brewery, and 4 saloons. Among its illustrious citizens was John A. Stone, California songwriter, who was buried here in 1863.
Historical Landmark No. 521
Marker placed by the California State Park Commission
In cooperation with the Golden Key
May 15, 1955