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
We were unable to locate a commemorative plaque, but the view of the
Mokelumne River from the bridge was lovely.

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.

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