Toadtown, California

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39°53′17″N121°35′26″W / 39.88806°N 121.59056°W / 39.88806; -121.59056

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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
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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  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". Retrieved February 3, 2015.