Dog Town

California State Historic Landmark 792

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#792 Dog Town

Site of the first major gold rush to California's eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Dog Town derived its name from a popular miners' term for camps with huts or hovels. Ruins, lying close to the cliff bordering Dog Town Creek, are all that remain of the makeshift dwellings which here formed part of the "diggins."

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U.S. Hwy 395 (PM 69.5), 7 mi S of Bridgeport.

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