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Phillips, California

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Phillips, California

Coordinates: 38°49′05″N 120°04′40″W / 38.81806°N 120.07778°W / 38.81806; -120.07778

Unincorporated community
Location in California

Coordinates: 38°49′05″N 120°04′40″W / 38.81806°N 120.07778°W / 38.81806; -120.07778

Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 6,873 ft (2,095 m)

Phillips (formerly, Phillip's[1] and Vade Post Office[2]) is a small unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located on the South Fork of the American River, 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Echo Summit,[2] at an elevation of 6,873 feet (2095 m).[1] It is the site of the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort. The ZIP code is 95720. The community is inside area code 530.

Joseph Wells Davis Phillips began cattle ranching here in 1859, and opened a hotel in 1863.[2] The Vade post office operated at Phillips from 1912 to 1961.[2]


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