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Near Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Archie D. Stevenot

“Mr. Mother Lode”

 
 
Archie D. Stevenot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
1. Archie D. Stevenot Marker
Inscription.
September 25, 1882 – August 1, 1968
Founder of Mother Lode Association in 1919, which created colorful Highway 49 – California’s first highway association.

Plaque and 100 year capsules placed on July 23, 1976 by Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode and Grand Council of E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1976 by Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode and Grand Council of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.545′ N, 120° 30.285′ W. Marker is near Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on State Highway 49, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is 5.6 miles south of Angels Camp and 0.3 miles north of New Melones Reservoir. Marker is in this post office area: Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robinson's Ferry (here, next to this marker); The Story Under the Lake (approx. one mile away); Archie Stevenot (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carson Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); James H. Carson
Robinson's Ferry and Archie D. Stevenot Markers image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
2. Robinson's Ferry and Archie D. Stevenot Markers
View is southerly with New Melones Reservoir and the Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge visible beyond the markers.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Angels Camp.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge
Bridge 32-040 over the Stanislaus River in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties is named the "Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge". It was constructed in 1976, and was named by Senate Resolution 338, Page 4758, in 1988. Archie Stevenot (d. 1968), miner, cowboy, rancher, postmaster, and ox team swamper, helped found the California State Chamber of Commerce and was officially named "Mr. Mother Lode" by the California legislature. He was also the founder of the "Mother Lode Association" in 1919, which was the first highway association and promoted the assignment of the number "49" to Route 49.
    — Submitted April 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

2. E Clampus Vitae Time Capsule
A time capsule was buried on July
Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 9, 2002
3. Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge
View is southerly. The Archie D. Stevenot marker is just off the right edge of photo.
23, 1976 overlooking the Archie D. Stevenot Memorial Bridge, State Highway 49, over the Stanislaus River between Tuolumne and Calaveras County, on the Calaveras side. It contains material (proclamations, announcements, etc.) from each E Clampus Vitae Chapter then in existence. The niche is 2' x 2' x 4', concrete-encased. The copper time capsule was prepared by Hal Goodyear SNGH 1971-73) from material "that will withstand time and weather" for one hundred years.
    — Submitted April 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 2,014 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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