Rich Gulch, California

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For the place formerly with this name, see Yankee Hill, Butte County, California.

Coordinates: 38°19′49″N 120°37′52″W / 38.33028°N 120.63111°W / 38.33028; -120.63111

Rich Gulch
Rich Gulch is located in California
Rich Gulch
Rich Gulch
Location in California
Rich Gulch is located in the United States
Rich Gulch
Rich Gulch
Rich Gulch (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°19′49″N 120°37′52″W / 38.33028°N 120.63111°W / 38.33028; -120.63111
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyCalaveras County
Elevation1,903 ft (580 m)

Rich Gulch (formerly, Pleasant Springs[2]) is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California, 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Mokelumne Hill.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1903 feet (580 m).

A post office was opened at Pleasant Springs in 1855. The name was changed to Rich Gulch in 1857. The post office was closed in 1867, re-established in 1887, and closed for good in 1903.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rich Gulch, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 820. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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