Carson Hill

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Carson Hill
By Judith Marvin (Cunningham), 1985.

Study from report: Costello, Julia G. and Judith Cunningham, 1985, Archaeological and Historical Study of Carson Hill, Calaveras County. By Foothill Resource Associates ,for Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation, Altaville.

Carson Hill, Camp and Creek were named for James H. Carson who first reached the area that was to bear his name in August, 1848. Carson had been a Second Lieutenant in Col. Jonathan D. Stevenson’s Regiment of New York Volunteers, mustered out in the summer of 1848 in San Francisco.