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CHL No. 406 Big Oak Flat - Tuolumne


NO. 406 BIG OAK FLAT - First called Savage Diggins after the man who discovered gold here in 1848, the town was renamed Big Oak Flat about 1850 after the giant oak tree that stood in the center of town, near this spot. The oak, which was about 13 feet in diameter, was undermined in 1869 and burned in 1890, only pieces remained in 1949. Rich placer and lode mines are reported to have yielded $28,000,000 during the town's heyday. Stone buildings erected in 1852 were still standing in 1949.


State Route 120, west of School Street, Big Oak Flat
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This address will get you there: 17451 CA-120, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305

NO. 406 BIG OAK FLAT - Marker