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CHL No. 274 Carson Hill - Calaveras


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.


On State Hwy 4 (P.M. 3.3), 3.7 mi S of Angels Camp on Hwy 49 ---- Or: 4583 Hwy49, Angels Camp, CA 95222
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NO. 274 CARSON HILL - Marker