California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 41
Big Bar
SR 49 Over Mokelumne River
Big Bar

Mokelumne River Viewed From State Route 49 Bridge
Mokelumne River viewed from the CA-49 bridge.

11 October 2006
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Big Bar

The Mokelumne River was mined at this point in 1848. Established in 1840, the Whale Boat Ferry operated until the first bridge was built, about 1852.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Because the border between Amador and Calaveras Counties is in the middle of the Mokelumne River, Big Bar is a designated as a California Historical Landmark in both of the counties.

We were unable to locate a California commemorative plaque for Big Bar.

We were unable to locate a bear flag plaque for this landmark. Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.

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