Morgan Territory Road

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Morgan Territory Road began as an old logging trail in the 1800s. Legend has is that Joaquin Murrieta, California bandit El Dorado, buried his stolen goods nearby under a oak tree. In the 1950s a woman and her husband saw an apparition next to a oak tree, but they didn’t know about the legend. Folks reportedly still try to find the buried treasure from time to time.

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Morgan Territory Road
Clayton, CA
United States

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37.79769150000001, -121.78036380000003
Contra Costa County, California
Nearest Towns:
Blackhawk, CA (7.1 mi.)
Livermore, CA (8.0 mi.)
Byron, CA (9.1 mi.)
Brentwood, CA (9.4 mi.)
Diablo, CA (10.0 mi.)
Pleasanton, CA (10.7 mi.)
Dublin, CA (10.8 mi.)
San Ramon, CA (10.9 mi.)
Danville, CA (12.1 mi.)
Discovery Bay, CA (12.5 mi.)


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