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Hangtown Gold Camp

Hangtown Gold Camp Visual Arts American History Nineteenth Century Life

Placerville (Hangtown) gold camp, in the 1860s.

Sutter’s Mill (in Coloma, California) was about ten miles from Placerville (named for the placer deposits found in a nearby river bed). 

As thousands of gold-rush seekers flocked to Northern California, Placerville became an important supply source for the mining camps.


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Photo, courtesy Eldorado Historical Society.

 

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