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Historical Marker Big Oak Flat
Hwy 120,


  
Historical marker for Big Oak Flat, next to Kwik-Serv. Marker reads: Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail. Big Oak Flat. First called Savage Diggings after man who discovered gold here in 1848. Renamed Big Oak Flat about 1850 after giant oak tree that stood in center of town near this spot... Rich placer and lode mines reported to have yielded $28 million during heydey.