California Historic Landmarks


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Downtown Groveland (2002)
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Landmark Number: 446
Location: On northeast corner of Main (State Highway 120) and Back Streets, Groveland, Tuolumne County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque


Formerly called "First Garrote" because of the hanging of a Mexican for stealing a horse, Groveland was built in 1849 as shown by dated adobe brick tacken from a partition; adobe buildings were still standing in 1949. Gold discovered here in 1849, and thousands of dollars in placer gold were taken from mines on Garrote Creek, Big Creek, and other diggings.
from California Historical Landmarks

The official state marker plaque.



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