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A. Brosemer Building image, Touch for more information
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
A. Brosemer Building
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — A. Brosemer Building1889
Andrew Brosemer followed his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Huberty, from Belgium. She came with her family from Luxembourg to Calaveras County in 1886 to join her uncle who had homesteaded a ranch in the 1850’s. Andrew properly . . . — Map (db m19326) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — 287 — Angels CampHome of the Jumping Frog — Romance - Gold - History
Founded in 1849 by George Angel, who established a mining camp and trading store 200 feet below this marker. A rich gravel mining area and one of the richest quartz mining sections of the Mother Lode. Production records of over $100 million for . . . — Map (db m14460) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — 734 — Angels Hotel
C.C. Lake erected here a canvas hotel in 1851. It was replaced by a one-story wooden structure, and then by one of stone in 1855, with second story being added in 1857. Here, Samuel Clemens first heard the yarn, which was later to bring him fame as . . . — Map (db m17664) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Archie D. Stevenot“Mr. Mother Lode”
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 . . . — Map (db m6876) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Archie Stevenot“Mr. Mother Lode”
He was born Sept. 25, 1882 on the old Stevenot Homestead one-half mile west of this marker. Son of Emile K. and Sarah E. Stevenot and the grandson of Gabriel K. Stevenot, Calaveras County pioneer who pitched tent there in April, 1850. Student, . . . — Map (db m6847) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Bells
Fashioned as either small ornaments or large enough to be heard for miles, bells have long been a part of human history and culture. First appearing around 2000 B.C. as simple percussion instruments, they continue to celebrate special events to this . . . — Map (db m101587) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Camp 9 Powerhouse Pelton Wheel
The use of wheels to convert flowing or falling water into power began in ancient Greece around the third to the first century B.C. In 1878 Lester Allan Pelton, a carpenter and blacksmith from Nevada City, invented a new design for an impulse water . . . — Map (db m101590) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — 274 — Carson Hill
Gold discovered in creek just below town by James H. Carson in 1848, whose name was given to creek, hill and town. In November, 1854, at Morgan Mine, was found the largest gold nugget in California, weighing 195 pounds troy, worth at that time . . . — Map (db m6848) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Chinatown
This building, once owned by Sam Choy, is the only building remaining from a large Chinese settlement here in early Gold Rush days. Now owned by the City of Angels Camp. — Map (db m31889) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Claussen’s Corner
Built in the early 1850’s, year not documented, by Frank Egan, as the Central Park Hotel. Then, it included a brothel upstairs. The hotel was sold to Mrs. Mitrovich and renamed The Waverly Hotel. Blagoje “Billy” Ratkovich bought the . . . — Map (db m40811) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Giovanni LavagninoPioneer Craftsman
In Tribute To the pioneer craftsman whose skills, ingenuity and determination established permanent communities in the wake of the gold rush, and whose progeny have continued to contribute to the region’s character and spirit, recognition is . . . — Map (db m58925) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Gold Furnace
A gold furnace was commonly used to separate mercury from the gold. In gold placer mining, in which small specks and veins of gold were often found in quartz, mercury was used to separate the gold from the quartz. This bonding of the mercury . . . — Map (db m57172) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — GPY-135-2 — Hogarth Stamp Mill
In 1895 Harry Hogarth, James Candy and Naylor Williams filed a claim for the Relief Quartz Mine on a hillside above Six Mile Creek near Angels Camp. In 1920, after working the claim by hand for many years, the Hogarths; Harry Sr, Harry Jr, and . . . — Map (db m56553) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building1887
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California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — James H. Carson
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California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Just Jenny
This steam traction engine was built by Owens, Lane, Dyer & Co. of Hamilton Ohio most likely in the 1870s. Its particular gear drive mechanism, along with the incline cylinder distinguish it as an O.L.D. & Co. machine. According to the story, this . . . — Map (db m101594) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Lightner Mine
This mine site was located in 1855 by Peter Cameron, A.M. Wood, Will Powell and C.G. Lake. Lightner Mining Company organized and operated from 1896-1915. A 40 stamp mill crushed 500,000 tons of ore from vein which widened to 120’. Ore stopped at . . . — Map (db m10633) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Mark Twain
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California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Ol' Beth
This Best 110 hp steam traction engine, built 1903-1906, was originally used by Pacific Borax Co. to pull ore wagons. The next owner was the Dixie Mill, near Sheep Ranch, where it was used to haul logs down the steep hillsides to the loading deck. . . . — Map (db m101613) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Our Vietnam Era Veterans
Dedicated by The Bret Harte U.H.S. Class of 1961 To honor Our Vietnam Era Veterans And the memory of our Fallen friends and classmates Spec. 4 Gene Bettger 7-43 / 12-66 Ensign Glenn Whittle 6-43 / 10-67 Capt. Anthony Albasio . . . — Map (db m58931) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — 276 — Robinson's Ferry
In 1848 John W. Robinson and Stephen Mead established ferry transport for freight, animals and persons across river. In 1856 Harvey Wood purchased interest and later acquired property which was maintained by Wood family until 1911. Charges were 50 . . . — Map (db m6845) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Serpentine Drill Core Section
This core section was created in 1934 while boring an air/service shaft for the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley, California. The overseer of this demanding project was mining engineer J.B. Newsome. Reputed to be the largest drill core of its . . . — Map (db m101617) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Signal Cannon/Utica Mine Ore Car/Arrastra Model
SIGNAL CANNON Small cannons, like our iron example, were usually intended to fire signals rather than function as weapons. Also known as salute cannons, many were used onboard ships and were often mounted on a swivel, as this example may have . . . — Map (db m101619) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Stalactite/Stalagmite
This natural formation came from a cavern on the property of the Calaveras Cement Co., located near Calaveritas in Calaveras County. It was donated to the museum by the Flintkote Co. in 1957. Collectively known as speleothems, these ancient . . . — Map (db m101618) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — The Hogarth Family
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 . . . — Map (db m56558) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — The Hogarth Stamp Mill
Common in California after 1853, the stamp mill consisted from one to five heavy pillar-like stamps whose bottom, (or shoes), were cylindrical hammers made of iron, each weighing as much as one thousand pounds. Power to operate the stamps was . . . — Map (db m56556) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — The MonitorCalifornia Hydraulic Mining
Hydraulic Mining was the largest and most destructive form of mining. Water, brought through flumes and ditches from high up in the mountains, was redirected into an ever-narrowing channel and out through a giant iron nozzle, called a . . . — Map (db m56649) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — The Story Under the LakeNew Melones Lake
The body of water you see before you, known as New Melones Lake, is formed by the building of the New Melones Dam. The 625-foot high earth-fill dam was completed in 1979 by the Army Corp of Engineers. A man-made reservoir, the lake hosts a variety . . . — Map (db m32433) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Utica Mine North Shaft
Utica Mine, the most important mine in the Angels District, set national records in the 1890's producing more than 4 million dollars in gold in 30 months. The Utica was also the site of Angels Camp's worst mine disaster when 17 men were buried when . . . — Map (db m25646) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Veterans Memorial Hall
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the United States of America. February 25, 1967 — Map (db m19333) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Water Wheel
Water wheels were commonplace to the gold mining regions, providing power for mining and milling operations. Powered by water the wheel was attached to a series of belts and gears which turned the machinery to crush the ores. This water wheel . . . — Map (db m56559) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Whim
When mine shafts became to deep, a whim was needed to recover the ore in buckets. Joshua Hendy developed the Davis Horse-Power Hoisting Whim, exhibited here. The whim was a large drum made from wood in the early years, and later metal, with a . . . — Map (db m56616) HM

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