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South Camanche Shore Park, picnic area near south entrance, Camanche Parkway South, 3.0 mi NW of Burson , Burson, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 13' 34.662", -120° 53' 15.4176"
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Once called Limerick, the town became Camanche (after Camanche, Iowa) in 1849. Rich mining at nearby Cat Camp, Poverty Bar, and Sand Hill brought its population to a peak of 1,500. Mokelumne River water was brought in by Lancha Plana and Poverty Bar Ditch. A fire on June 21, 1873 destroyed Camanche's large Chinatown. Buhach, an insect powder made from a plant, was manufactured on the nearby Hill Ranch. Camanche is now inundated by Camanche Reservoir.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
Camanche Historical Marker Location Map, Burson, California Map