Mokelumne Hill

Founded in 1848, Moke Hill, as the locals call it, was among the richest of the digs. Claims in some areas were confined to sixteen square feet and many fortunes were made. It was the county seat in the early days and, although it held no exclusive rights, it was known as one of the most violent, bawdy towns in the Mother Lode. … [Read more...]

Mokelumne Hill Community Church

Built in 1856 after fire destroyed the first version in 1853. Services have taken place in this church continuously over the last century and a half. The church was built in 1853 as the Congregational Church and was headed by Rev. Benjamin D. Henry, of Maine. The original building burned down in the fire of 1854 and the church … [Read more...]