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Old Tuolumne County Courthouse

In August 1854, African American rancher and miner Stephen Spencer Hill was a victim of two discriminatory laws passed by the legislature of the new, "free" state of California.  Hill's unique story involves deception, imprisonment, conspiracy, rescue and escape and comes to us through oral history, newspaper accounts, and proceedings preserved in the annals of the Tuolumne County Courthouse in Sonora, California.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: 41 Yaney Avenue, Sonora, Tuolumne, 95370

National Park Unit: No

Location Type: Site

People/Organizations Associated with the site: Fugitive Slave Law

Freedom Seekers: Stephen Spencer Hill