“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Hogarth Family

The Hogarth Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
1. The Hogarth Family Marker
Photo Caption:
Hogarth family c. 1915 of Angels Camp; Ruth (Eberhardt) Hogarth with hands on sister Bessie (Serra) Hogarth, John Love and Rose (Fletcher) Hogarth.
Inscription. The Hogarth Family has had a long involvement with the mining industry in Angels Camp. Patriarch Henry ("Harry") Hogarth, Sr. was born in Scotland in 1831. He immigrated to the United States at an early age and soon settled on a career as a miner, moving to Yuba County, California, where he was naturalized in 1867. In 1865 Harry and his wife Rose had a son, named Henry (Harry) Hogarth, Jr. For the next few years Harry used his mining skills as the operating head of a number of various gravel mines. Sometime before 1888, the Hogarth family moved to the Angels Camp area. He then spent most of his life working in the mining industry. In 1895 he and two other miners (James H. Candy and Naylor Williams) established their own claim in the Angels Camp region, hoping to capitalize on the 1890's hard rock mining boom.

Little is known of the early years of the mine, but Harry would eventually gain control of the entire claim and in April 1904 deeded it, "for love and affection," to his son Harry, Jr., along with all his property in Calaveras County. By that time young Harry, Jr., was an experienced miner, having taken his first job running an ore car, working a ten-hour-a-day shift seven days a week at a wage of $2.00 per day. Harry, Jr. originally worked the mine by hand, bringing ore home and crushing it in a simple bowl mortar
Hogarth Stamp Mill and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
2. Hogarth Stamp Mill and Markers
This marker is the interpretive marker seen on the left.
with a pestle. He eventually purchased a small stamp mill to crush his ore.

The claim continued to be worked through the years. Harry, Jr. died in 1952, and while his son Harry Lewis Hogarth continued working on the mine, by the late 1950s the mine and mill had been abandoned and left to deteriorate.
Erected by Angels Camp Museum.
Location. 38° 4.58′ N, 120° 32.825′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street/Golden Chain Highway (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the rear display grounds of the Angels Camp Museum in front of the Hogarth Stamp Mill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 584 South Main Street, Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hogarth Stamp Mill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Hogarth Stamp Mill (here, next to this marker); Water Wheel (here, next to this marker); Whim (a few steps from this marker); The Monitor (a few steps from this marker); Gold Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Lightner Mine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Vietnam Era Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Angels Camp.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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