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

Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel

 
 
Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2006
1. Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel Marker
Inscription. A portion of this building served as the Calaveras County Courthouse from 1852 to 1866, when the county seat was removed to San Andreas. George W. Leger then acquired the court building and made it a part of his adjoining hotel, which has been operating since early gold mining days. It was known as the Grand Hotel in 1874 when fire damaged it and destroyed its dance hall. Restored in 1879, it has since been known as the Leger Hotel.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Mokelumne Hill Lions Club, June 14, 1959. (Marker Number 663.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.064′ N, 120° 42.347′ W. Marker is in Mokelumne Hill, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the Leger Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8304 North Main Street, Mokelumne Hill CA 95245, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mokelumne Hill (here, next to this marker); Emily Peek's Saloon (within
Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel Marker and E Clampus Vitus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2006
2. Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel Marker and E Clampus Vitus Marker
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mokelumne Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butte Store (approx. 2.3 miles away); Moore Mine (approx. 3.9 miles away); Paloma (Fosteria) (approx. 4.2 miles away); Zeile Mine and Mine House (approx. 4˝ miles away); William J. Paugh House (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mokelumne Hill.
 
Regarding Calaveras County Courthouse and Leger Hotel. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.663).

Like many historic buildings in California’s Gold Country, this hotel is being haunted by spirits from its early days.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ghost Stories - The Leger Hotel. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Ghost Towns - Mokelumne Hill. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Malakoff - Mokelumne Hill. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
<i>Smaller Marker</i> - E Clampus Vitus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2006
3. Smaller Marker - E Clampus Vitus Marker
Mokelumne Hill
One of the earliest gathering places of E Clampus Vitus, in 1851. Clampers still meeting here. March 26, 1966 Matuca Chapter 1849, E.C.V.

 
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The Leger Hotel and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2006
4. The Leger Hotel and Markers
Vintage Postcard - Leger Hotel image. Click for full size.
Published by Mother Lode Distributing, Sonora, Ca
5. Vintage Postcard - Leger Hotel
Description on Postcard: Hotel Leger Mokelumne Hill, Calif. The colorful Hotel Leger was built by George Leger in the Gold Rush Days. Opened in 1852 it was known as the Luxury Hotel of the Mother Lode. Completely restored in 1960. The hotel is delightful & offers food, drink & lodging.
The Leger Hotel image. Click for more information.
By Roger Sturtevant, Photographer, April 5, 1934
6. The Leger Hotel
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS CAL,5-MOKHI,5-
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,169 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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