Durham"s Place Names and California"s Gold Country

Includes Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sierra & Nevada Counties by David L. Durham

Publisher: Word Dancer Press

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  • United States - Pacific - California,
  • Yosemite National Park,
  • Travel - United States,
  • History, Local,
  • History,
  • United States - West - Pacific (General),
  • History: American,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • United States - General,
  • California,
  • California, Northern,
  • Names, Geographical
The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
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Open LibraryOL8702493M
ISBN 10188499525X
ISBN 109781884995255

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Gold Country Road Trip - Itinerary Ideas: Scenic and historic highway 49 is Gold Rush Country in the western Sierra Nevada foothills of California. Starting in Sacramento area & then head northeast on Interstate 80 to y 49 will intersect the interstate in Auburn & this is a great town to start your northbound or southbound journey. Meetings: The Gold Country Chapter meets the third Saturday of the month at Original Mel’s Diner in Auburn at AM, except for the months of April, July and September. Search for: Events. Gold Country Museum - Exhibits on the Gold Rush and the history of gold mining. Here you can tour through a mine shaft, watch the model of a stamp mill operate, play faro in a canvas saloon, or pan for gold in the placer mining stream. Tuolumne County’s Gold Country is rich and alive with thriving Gold Rush towns such as Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia. Tuolumne County’s Gold Country offers an authentic Gold Rush experience with its rich, lively and thriving historic towns such as Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia that bring the Old West back to life. Walk wooden sidewalks and ride the rails behind the famous Sierra No. 3.

The Durham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between and The most Durham families were found in the USA in In there were 52 Durham families living in Kentucky. This was about 11% of all the recorded Durham's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Durham families in James Stephens Brown (b. ) was one of James W. Marshall's companions on Janu , when Marshall discovered gold in the raceway of a mill his workmen were constructing for Johann Sutter at Coloma. Brown later settled in Utah. California gold () is here reprinted from a version published in the Magazine of history in Brown recounts his association with Sutter and Marshall. gold rush, influx of prospectors, merchants, adventurers, and others to newly discovered gold fields. One of the most famous of these stampedes in pursuit of riches was the California gold rush. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill early in brought more t prospectors to California within two years.   The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream—the “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.” The discovery of gold on the American River in triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades/5(13).

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By Peter Fish. Updated am PDT, Wednesday, Ma ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, 82 pages: map ; 23 cm. Contents: California Map, Old Wine Country Counties Shaded VI. California’s Gold Country is famous for well, gold—enough of it to make some miners very rich.

But in spring, these Sierra Nevada foothills shine with a different kind of wealth. Wildflowers pop into brilliant bloom, creeks burble, and the sun warms newly green hillsides. Bumping up against the west side of the Sierra Nevada range, the Sierra foothills are where California’s past, present, and future merge into one unforgettable destination.

In the aptly named Gold Country, the discovery of glittering flecks sparked the largest mass migration in America’s history, when more thanpioneers headed west to California’s gold mines hoping to strike. California Gold Country is a big place, loosely defined as the Sierra foothills along California Highway It's a place full of history, with lots of cute little towns and winding roads.

This getaway centers on the gold rush towns of Tuolumne County, including Sonora, Jackson, and Jamestown. Read "Durham’s Place-Names of California’s Eastern Sierra Including Death Valley, Alpine, Inyo & Mono Counties" by David L.

Durham available from Rakuten Kobo. • The Federal Writers’ Project named an area three miles south-southeast of Stovepipe Wells in Brand: The Write Thought. California's Gold is a public television human interest program that explores the natural, cultural, and historical features of series ran for 24 seasons beginning inand was produced and hosted by Huell Howser in collaboration with KCET, Los series ceased production when Howser retired in Novembershortly before his death on January 7,although Created by: Huell Howser.

The Gold Country (also known as Mother Lode Country) is a historic region in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, that is primarily on the western slope of the Sierra is famed for the mineral deposits and gold mines that attracted waves of immigrants, known as the 49ers, during the California Gold Rush.

CALIFORNIA'S GOLD RUSH Country: A Guide to the Best of the Mother Lode - $ Very Nice Durham's Place-Names of Central California book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. • Steven Barton founded the town of Isabella ne Author: David L.

Durham. Welcome to Gold Country Hollywood draws the dreamers and Silicon Valley lures fortune-hunters, but this isn't the first time droves of aspiring young folk have streamed into the Golden State. After a sparkle in the American River caught James Marshall’s eye inmore thanprospectors from America and abroad started digging for.

Gold Country is a region of California that includes foothills of the western Sierra Nevada mountains and many historic towns that date to the California Gold Rush.

California's Gold Country is the mother lode for explorers By A visit to the heart of Gold Country today is a mix of history and nature. Comprising the northern and western foothill reaches of the Sierra Nevada along High California's Gold Country is rich with wildlife, scenic rivers, glacially carved lake basins, and, as the region.

Tucked away in an enchanting forested basin, it feels like a Gold Country Bolinas only a lot friendlier. The entire town is a historic landmark. Each weathered structure — built of stone and board-and-batten planks — captivates like the Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean country store (oldest in the state) and the.

One of the fourteen gazetteers in Durham's Place-Names of California series is guaranteed to provide addictively entertaining browsing. Great for tourists, travelers, hikers, and campers, for students, writers, genealogists, historians, geographers, and d from David Durham's definitive gazetteer of California, California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and.

Sonora California Gold Country. Beautifully located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the heart of California’s Gold Country along winding California High is a place with a lot of history that is popular with families, those who enjoy the outdoors, history lovers and antique shoppers.

Jamestown State Historic. California’s Gold Rush swept throughout the Sierra Foothills, as evidenced in the colorful names that remain, from Angels Camp to Copperopolis.

Today, Highway 49 meanders past historical sites. In this election year, we cast our ballot: Sutter Creek is the best town in the Gold Country.

Yeah, there are other strong candidates, like Murphys and Nevada City. But consider what you encounter when you turn off State 49 and take the bypass into Sutter Creek.

The Durhams family name was found in the USA, and the UK between and The most Durhams families were found in the USA inand the UK in In there was 1 Durhams family living in California. This was about 20% of all the recorded Durhams's in the USA. Gold Country Casino Resort.

Olive Highway Oroville, CA () Play in the real live California Gold Rush towns of Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties and experience Sierra Nevada high country adventures; tour elegant family wineries and taste great dining cuisines; discover the arts and antiques, the romantic inns, bed and breakfasts and exciting resorts all in one reliable Gold Country Visitors Guide.

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Gold Rush Images - A window to the past, take a glimpse back in time. Gold Country Links - Modern-day Argonauts will find this a gold mine. California’s Gold Country, home to the Gold Rush incombines history, nature, authentic American West small towns, festivals, a sensational culinary scene, wine, microbreweries and majestic scenery in a captivating way that no other California region rivals.

The name “Gold Country” conjures up images of the Old West, with cowboys and Indians,stagecoaches and steam engines, 49ers and rowdy discovery of gold here in touched off the largest gold rush in history.

Reminders of those glory days can be found everywhere along Historic High the Golden Chain Highway, which runs miles Along the Heritage Corridor. About Sacramento and the Gold Country Sacramento has plenty of full-service hotels, budget motels, and small inns.

Larger towns along Highway 49—among them Auburn, Grass Valley, and Jackson. Place names index. Search or browse our list of County Durham place names and follow the links to the corresponding Church of England parish register information. If you're not familiar with County Durham place names and you are doing family history, this index is designed for you.Do you want to find gold in California?

You'll have your work cut out for you with this handy book that is filled cover-to-cover with California gold maps and information. There are even directions to the gold sites! This book is an " x 11" paperback with pages.Durham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Butte County, California, United States.

The population was 5, at the census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of square miles ( km²), of which, square miles ( km²) of it is land and square miles ( km²) of it (%) is water.