French Corral, California facts for kids
|Elevation||1,532 ft (467 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
It was one of the first of several historic California gold rush mining camps along the San Juan Ridge. The name was literal as the town grew around a mule corral built by the first settler in the area, a Frenchman, in 1849. It had a post office during the period of 1859 through 1945.
Few original structures remain besides an old Wells Fargo Bank building.
French Corral is located at sea level., and the elevation is 1,532 feet (467 m) above
In 1880, the population was 527.
- In 1877, it was the terminus of the world's first long-distance telephone line.
- The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is reputed by some to be the longest single-span wooden covered bridge in the world; the other leading contender is Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State.
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