Drue Bailey

2021-01-26T12:37:30-08:00June 9th, 2020|150 Celebration|

Drue Bailey was born at Dalton, Georgia, May 31, 1844. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted at Rome, Georgia, in the Confederate States Army as a private in Company H, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, on May 13, 1862. He served with honor under General Joseph Wheeler until May 3, 1865. Elsewhere [...]

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Founders Day Open House

2021-01-26T12:37:31-08:00March 10th, 2020|150 Celebration|

Twenty some odd years after the great California gold rush of 1849, another gold rush occurred. Men flocked to this place just as they had done in 1849. There was a period of great excitement and like the rush of 1849, there were great expectations. Not all of those expectations were met. Unlike many [...]

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Julian Gold

2024-04-08T11:58:58-08:00February 26th, 2020|150 Celebration|

PRESENTED BY MR. JOHN GEIGER FOR THE JULIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY at the Centennial observance of the discovery of the WASHINGTON MINE ON FEBRUARY 22, 1970. JULIAN GOLD Julian has an alluring past--a story of Gold discovery that set off a stampede diminutive in comparison to that of 1849 in the "Mother Lode" country but [...]

From: “Mines of Julian” by Helen Ellsberg

2021-01-26T12:37:34-08:00February 18th, 2020|150 Celebration|

The first quartz strike of importance in the Julian district was the Washington. Several conflicting stories are told of its discovery. One tells that Billy Gorman, 14-year-old son of the Gorman family from Texas who lived near Julian, was sent to look for a runaway mule —picked up a rock to throw at the [...]

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From: “A Good Camp: Gold Mines of Julian and the Cuyamacas” by Leland Fetzer

2021-01-26T12:37:35-08:00February 18th, 2020|150 Celebration|

The George Washington Mine. On page 6, Book A, of The Julian Mining Records appears this entry registering the George Washington claim on February 26, 1870: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned claim forty four hundred feet on this Lead Known as the George Washington Ledge. We run and claim Eight Hundred feet [...]

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Fred Coleman and The Discovery of Gold

2021-01-26T12:37:37-08:00February 13th, 2020|150 Celebration|

Fred Coleman was a former slave credited with discovering gold in Julian, California and thus launching a [gold rush] in that area. Coleman was one of several African Americans who made significant contributions to early "gold rush" Julian. Other pioneering African Americans from the area include Albert and Margaret Robinson, founders of the Robinson [...]

Julian At 150 A Year of Celebration On Tap

2021-01-26T12:37:37-08:00February 6th, 2020|150 Celebration|

The year 2020 marks 150 years since the layout of the town of Julian. In honor of the anniversary the Chamber of Commerce, Julian Historical Society and Julian Pioneer Museum are planning events throughout the year to celebrate Julian, its founders and the accomplishments of many who contributed to the towns existence. The Chamber [...]

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