California State Historic Landmark 401
#401 Iowa Hill
Gold discovered here in 1853 and by 1856 weekly production estimated at one hundred thousand dollars. Total value of gold produced up to 1880 placed at twenty million dollars. Town was destroyed by fire in 1857 and again in 1862 but each time was rebuilt with more substantial buildings. Last big fire 1920 destroyed most of town.
0.1mi SW of post office on Iowa Hill Rd, Iowa Hill.
GPS coords: 39° 06.362 N/120° 51.687 W
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