Tuolumne City, Stanislaus County, California

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Tuolumne City is a former settlement on the Tuolumne River, originally in Tuolumne County, during the California Gold Rush. The site has been in Stanislaus County, California since 1854 when it was formed from the western part of the old Tuolumne County.[1]

Tuolumne City was intended as a river port on the Tuolumne River for steamboats after the steamboat Georgiana pioneered a route up the San Joaquin and Tuolumne River to it in May 1850. It was mostly abandoned after the low water of summer, grounded the steamboat Georgiana there, and river traffic failed to come again. From the 1860s to 1871 the town revived when more shallow draft steamboats where used on the Tuolumne River. Steamers on the river were discontinued in 1871, and most of the buildings of the town was moved to Modesto.[2]:81,83

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuolumne City (historical)
  2. ^ Jerry MacMullen, Paddlewheel Days In California, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1970.

Coordinates: 37°36′15″N 121°07′52″W / 37.60417°N 121.13111°W / 37.60417; -121.13111