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''Leon'', now a
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, was a gold mining town in northern
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from the 1880s, named for the Leon Mine that lay on a hill to the northwest of the town. Leon became part of southwestern
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in 1893. Leon had its own post office from May 4, 1888, until July 31, 1911, when its post office was moved to
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. The site of the former mining town is located south of
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in the Domenigoni Valley, on Scott Road just east of Leon Road. Leon, California, USGS Map Name: Winchester, CA Map Center


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