French Gulch, California


French Gulch Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1849

Current Population: 350

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 1,394 Feet (425 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: California

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French Gulch Description

French Gulch was founded by French miners in 1849 and became one of California's major gold producing areas. The town became a major supply place when it became the terminus of the western branch of the California Trail. French Gulch was registered as a California Historical Landmark in 1935.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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