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Murphys California


Stock #: 293073
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Murphys
State: California (CA)
County: Calaveras
Publisher: Royal Pictures
Size: 4" x 6" (10.25 x 15.25 cm)

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Early in 1849, John and Daniel Murphy, two brothers,came from Monterey to do a little gold digging. They struck it rich and the camp took their name. It was here that Joaquin Murrieta was a monte dealer in 1851. His bloody career started when his brother was hung, Joaquin was flogged. Outwardly the town looks like it did in the 1800's, the street is shaded by elms and Chinese heaven trees. The buildings have iron shutters. A great number of notable men stopped here, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Thomas Lipton, C.E. Bolton (Black Bart the bandit), General Ulysses S. Grant, and many others
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