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Milton in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Milton Masonic Hall

 
 
Milton Masonic Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
1. Milton Masonic Hall Marker
Inscription. 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 those who sought to perpetuate the moral teachings of Freemasonry. To them we gratefully acknowledge out debt.
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Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of California
Dec. 19, 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Grand Lodge F.& A.M. of California.
 
Location. 38° 1.936′ N, 120° 51.169′ W. Marker is in Milton, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Flint Street and Milton Road, on the right when traveling north on Flint Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17020 Flint Street, San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jenny Lind (approx. 4.4 miles away); Madame Josephine Felix (approx. 8.6 miles away); Farmington Odd Fellows Lodge #296 (approx. 10.7 miles away);
Milton Masonic Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
2. Milton Masonic Hall Marker
Valley Spring (approx. 11.1 miles away); Double Springs (approx. 12.4 miles away); Camanche (approx. 12.7 miles away); Campo Seco (approx. 13.5 miles away); a different marker also named Double Springs (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article – Milton, California. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Calaveras Enterprise. The Milton Masonic Hall was destroyed by fire on 23 January 2016. (Submitted on July 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Milton, California
Milton, California is an inhabited ghost town in Central California. Milton was for a brief time, an important railhead. The rail line from Stockton was originally slated to be pushed into nearby Copperopolis, but the market for copper declined after the civil war and the rail line ended at Milton. Rail service gradually declined until it was discontinued in 1940. The rails were salvaged shortly after for use in the war effort.
The most substantial historic building left in Milton is the Masonic hall. The hall was originally erected in Copperopolis, but
Milton Masonic Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
3. Milton Masonic Hall
was moved here in 1881 when it became apparent that the railhead was going to be in Milton.
    — Submitted June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
Milton Masonic Hall - Rear of Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
4. Milton Masonic Hall - Rear of Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,637 times since then and 188 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016.
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