NO. 468 MICHIGAN BAR - Now practically obliterated by hydraulic and dredging operations, the booming town of Michigan Bar once contained 1,500 population. Gold was discovered here in 1849 by citizens of Michigan, after whom the settlement was named. Pottery works, once largest in the state, were located here, and town contained a post office and Wells Fargo agency.
Highway 16 (Milepost 22.4), 500 Feet East of Michigan Bar Road. New private marker: On Michigan Bar Road about 100 feet north of HWY 16 (Jackson Rd.)
The directions in the guidebook take you to the original marker. Nothing remains at this site, not even the pillar on which the plaque was once mounted. All that is left is a pile of rubble. (38.484590, -121.050612) (See picture of map below)
Originally visited in July 2014. We missed the private plaque. Revisited in July 2016