California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County
California Historical Landmark 262
County Road J14
Completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1871 marked the birth of the town of Milton. Named after Milton Latham, one of the railroad construction engineers, this town was the first in Calaveras County to have a railroad. Freight and passengers continued their journeys to other parts of Calaveras County by wagon and stagecoach.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
Milton is almost a ghost town. A few houses. A few surrounding farms. A well-tended Masonic Cemetery with a fine prospect.
Milton once had a Masonic Hall but it was destroyed by fire in January 2016.
Milton is located on quiet County Road J14 halfway between State Route 26 and State Route 4. If you are headed to Mokelumne Hill on State Route 26 or to Angels Camp on State Route 4, you should consider a detour through Milton to enjoy a scenic drive where the Central Valley begins its ascent into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
We were unable to locate a California historical landmark plaque.
All Photos 7 December 2012
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Some Missing California Plaques
When we visited the following sites, we were unable to locate a California commemorative plaque.
At some sites, it appeared that a California plaque had never been erected. At other sites, there was a base, but the plaque itself was missing. Some sites without California plaques had other historic markers, but they did not note that the site is a California Historical Landmark.
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Montezuma, Tuolumne County
Montgomery Hill, San Jose
Napa Valley Railroad Depot, Calistoga
Negro Hill, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Noble Pass Route, Lassen Volcanic National Park
Old Custom House, Monterey
Plymouth Trading Post, Plymouth
Pony Express Remount Station, Woodfords
Portolá Camp at Crystal Springs, San mateo County
Portolá Camp at Gazos Creek, Bean Hollow State Beach
Portolá Camp at Martini Creek, Montara
Portolá Camp at Pilarcitos Creek, Half Moon Bay
Portolá Camp at Pulgas Water Temple, San Mateo County
Portolá Camp at Purisima Creek, Half Moon Bay
Portolá Camp at San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio
Portolá Camp at Tunitas Beach, San Mateo County