Murray Creek MIning Company (California)

Murray Creek MIning Company (California)
Item# 4470

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Stock Certificate, unissued/uncanceled
1890's
H. S. Crocker Company, San Francisco
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The Murray Creek Mining Company was incorporated on November 15, 1893 in California. The company had operations in the El Dorado Mining District of Calaveras County.

Calaveras County, located in California’s “Gold Country” was one of the original counties of the state, and was created in 1850 at the time of admission to the Union. Parts of the county's territory were reassigned to Amador County in 1854 and to Alpine County in 1864.

The Spanish word calaveras means "skulls." The county takes its name from the Calaveras River; it was said to have been named by Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga when he found many skulls of Native Americans along the banks of the stream. He believed they had either died of famine or been killed in tribal conflicts over hunting and fishing grounds. In fact, the human remains were of the native Miwuk people killed by Spanish soldiers after they banded together to rise against Spanish missionaries.CA-California Mining and Related Mining-California Gold Mining



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