Diamond Springs

California State Historic Landmark 487

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#487 Diamond Springs
This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the richest spots in this vicinity, its diggings produced a 25 pound nugget, one of the largest ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851. Later it became a contender for the county seat. Through its lumber, lime production and agriculture, Diamond Springs retained some of its early importance.

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NW corner of Hwy 49 and McHatten Alley, Diamond Springs.

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