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Sawmill Flat

22041 Sawmill Flat Rd, Columbia, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 1' 55.8192", -120° 22' 43.5036"
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Its name derived from two sawmills erected here to supply mining timbers in the early 1850s, Sawmill Flat was rich in pocket gold in its heyday, population at one time was 1,000. The mining camp of a Mexican woman, Dona Elisa Martínez, at north end of the flat, is reported to have been a hideout of the famous bandit Joaquin Murieta. The legendary 'Battle of Sawmill Flat' would have taken place here.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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