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Coordinates: 37°54′11″N 120°34′56″W / 37.90306°N 120.58222°W / 37.90306; -120.58222

The Shores of Poker Flat
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)

The Shores of Poker Flat is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 584 feet (178 m) above sea level and is located at 37°54′11″N 120°34′56″W / 37.90306°N 120.58222°W / 37.90306; -120.58222, on the shore of the Tulloch Reservoir. The community is in ZIP code 95228 and area code 209.

It has been claimed that this was the locale of Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat". However, another area known as Poker Flat is in the northern Gold Rush area, near La Porte in Plumas County, and it is the latter that is usually recognized as the location of Harte's story.

In late 1849 there was a large mining camp here, with miners washing gold out on both banks of the Stanislaus River.


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