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Baltimore
Former settlement
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Coordinates: 39°23′12″N 120°31′51″W / 39.38667°N 120.53083°W / 39.38667; -120.53083Coordinates: 39°23′12″N 120°31′51″W / 39.38667°N 120.53083°W / 39.38667; -120.53083
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation
7,477 ft (2,279 m)

Baltimore Town, previously Wightman’s Camp, was a historic gold mining camp in eastern Nevada County, California that was founded in 1865. After gold mining stopped in the area, the town faded away around 1869.

Baltimore was situated in the High Sierras at an elevation of 7,477 ft (2,279 m) about four miles north of Cisco Grove, California, and about 10 linear miles west of modern Highway 89. Its history is intertwined with that of the Excelsior mining district whose principal town was Summit City, California.

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