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Calaveritas Road

Calaveritas Road is a five-mile mountain highway in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Calaveras County, California.  Calaveritas Road connects from Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas southeast to Dogtown Road by way of the Gold Rush community of Calaveritas.  Calaveritas was founded in 1849 by Mexican miner and is the location where the ruins of the Costa Store can be found.  The Calaveritas Creek Bridge can be found on Calaveritas Road and is the oldest example of a top chord Warren pony truss in California having been constructed during 1928.   Part 1; the history of Calaveritas Road Calaveritas Road is named after the small community of the same name located southwest of San Andreas.   Calaveritas was founded by Mexican miners in 1849. The community is thought to have peaked with a population of about 800 by 1857. Much of Calaveritas would burn in a fire during 1858 which would lead to it declining. For a time, the community as known as "Upper Calaveritas" to differentiate
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