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CA Historic Marker: Carson Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
N 38° 01.659 W 120° 30.400
10S E 718842 N 4211817
Quick Description: Plaque commemorating that gold was discovered in the creek just below the plaque site in 1848 by James H. Carson
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2006 9:18:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 31

Long Description:
NO. 274 CARSON HILL - Gold was discovered in the creek just below here in 1848 by James H. Carson, whose name was given to the creek, hill, and town. In November 1854 the largest gold nugget in California, weighing 195 pounds troy, was found. It was worth $43,000 at that time.


Marker Number: 274.00

Marker Name: Carson Hill

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 5/23/1949

Location:
Location: On State Hwy 4 (P.M. 3.3), 3.7 mi S of Angels Camp on Hwy 49


Website: Not listed

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