French Corral, California
|Elevation||1,532 ft (467 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
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It was one of the first of several historic California gold rush mining camps along the San Juan Ridge. The name was literal as the town grew around a mule corral built by the first settler in the area, a Frenchman, in 1849. It had a post office during the period of 1859 through 1945.
In 1880, the population was 527.
- In 1877, it was the terminus of the world's first long-distance telephone line.
- The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is reputed by some to be the longest single-span wooden covered bridge in the world; the other leading contender is Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Corral, California
- "Historic French Corral Cemetery". ancestry.com. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- "French Corral 1875 target 1859-1945 3c Washington Banknote.". postalhistory.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- "French Corral". ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- "French Corral". epodunk.com. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Climate Summary for French Corral, California
- "Nevada County History". cagenweb.com. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- "Historical Landmarks". calsign.com. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- French Corral at museumca.org
- French Corral at malakoff.com
- Photos at University of California Libraries
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