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Carson Hill

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

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 2' 16.3068", -120° 30' 41.634"
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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.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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