Lake Tulloch

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Historical Overview of the Lake Tulloch Area

By Judith Marvin, 2006, for the Tuscany Hills Development Project

EARLY EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT

The first recorded visit by a European to the area now known as Calaveras and Tuolumne counties was made in October 1806, when Ensign Gabriel Moraga, with his diarist and chaplain, Padre Pedro Muñoz, visited the Stanislaus River area on their search for potential inland mission sites.  The exploring party reached the river on the third of October, 1806, where they found an Indian village “situated on inaccessible rocks.”  These rocks, the steep bluff that bor

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