Vallecito

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Vallecito

Vallecito is where gold was discovered on Coyote Creek by John and Daniel Murphy in the earliest years of the Gold Rush. The source of the riches was the ancient river channel on which the town is situated. The name Vallecito, the diminutive of the Spanish valle (valley), is found on historic maps with a great variety of spellings. Many large nuggets were located and good strikes were made in the early 1850s in the community and the surrounding area.

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