Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 01.920 W 120° 51.170
10S E 688444 N 4211541
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #262
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2009 12:24:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM73C1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 5

Long Description:
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.

There is little or nothing left of Milton. There is a Masonic Hall. The plaque in front of the building reads:

Keystone Lodge No. 161, F. & A.M. instituted in Copperopolis, Dec. 19, 1862, at the height of the copper mining boom. Moved, 1881, to Milton, the terminal of the Stockton & Copperopolis Railroad, which because of the collapse of copper mining, never reached its intended goal. Dedicated to the memory of those who sought to perpetuate the moral teachings of Freemasonry. To them we gratefully acknowledge our debt.
Marker Number: 262.00

Marker Name: MILTON

County: Calaveras

Marker Dedication Date: 09/03/1937

15 mi NW of Copperopolis via Rock Creek Rd, County Road J14, and Milton

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

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