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Higgins Point is a former mining camp in El Dorado County, California. It was located a half mile west of the center of Salmon Falls. The place was named for the first person to open a store there, an Australian named Higgins. Rich diggings of gold were discovered by Mormons at Higgins Point in 1849. Higgins Point was the first part of Salmon Falls to be laid out as a town, starting in 1853.

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