Toadtown, California

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Toadtown
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Toadtown
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Toadtown
Toadtown (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°53′17″N121°35′26″W / 39.88806°N 121.59056°W / 39.88806; -121.59056
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation
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2,782 ft (848 m)

Toadtown (formerly, Allentown) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It lies at an elevation of 2782 feet (848 m).

A sawmill was established near Toadtown, on Little Butte Creek, in 1859. A major underground gold mine at the site began a few years later, and had a ball mill for crushing hard gold-bearing rock. [2] The El Monte mine made a strike of high-grade ore in September, 1930, which yielded several hundred dollars and some good specimens. [3] All traces of mining activity were gone by 1970. [2]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Toadtown, California
  2. 1 2 Colby, Robert; McDonald, Lois (2005). Magalia to Stirling City. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 69. ISBN   0-7385-3018-2.
  3. "El Monte Mine (Toadtown Mine; el Monte Toadtown), Lovelock, Magalia Mining District, Butte Co., California, USA". www.mindat.org. Retrieved February 3, 2015.