Town of CamancheTown of Camanche
Project type: Schools, Education and Health
Quality of Information: Good
Site Survival: No Longer ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
The WPA contributed $101 in order to “Improve Comanche School.” WPA Project 65-3-2463, Application date 10-24-35.
The town was founded in 1849 during the gold rush. Rich mining at nearby Cat Camp, Poverty Bar, and Sand Hill brought its population to a peak of 1,500. The town was inundated by the construction of the Camanche Dam by the East Bay Municipal Utility District EBMUD in 1963.
WPA Job Card Fresno Public Library, San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on September 26, 2018.
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