El Dorado (Originally "Mud Springs")

California State Historic Landmark 486

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#486 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.

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N side of intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd and Church St, El Dorado.

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