California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 274
Carson Hill
4795 SR 49
Carson Hill

California Historical Landmark #274: Carson Hill
The ore cart commemorates California Historical
Landmark 769, The Birthplace of Archie Stevenot.

California Historical Landmark #274: Carson Hill
California Historical Landmark #274: Carson Hill

18 April 2008
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Carson Hill

State Registered Landmark No. 274

Gold discovered in creek just below town by James H. Carson in 1848, whose name was given to creek, hill, and town. In November, 1854, at Morgan Mine, was found the largest gold nugget in California, weighing 195 pounds troy, worth at that time $43,000.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base furnished by Angels Camp Lions Club
Dedicated May 23, 1949

California Historical Landmark #274: Carson Hill
18 April 2008
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James H. Carson

James H. Carson (1821 - 1853) -- soldier, gold prospector and miner, writer, sportsman. Discovered gold at Carson's Creek. He inspired a mutual confidence between man and man.

Dedicated by Matuca Chapter E.C.V.
This 27th day of April 1974.

Carson Hill Mine
Carson Hill Mine
18 April 2008
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