Mr. Culbertson, now a prominent citizen of Tuolumne, and who has served the County in public offices, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Coming to California in ‘49, by the Cape Horn route, he mined in Mariposa County until 1851, when he came to Chinese Camp, and there continued the same occupation.  Five years later he located himself at Moccasin Creek, and commenced agricultural and horti­cultural pursuits, at which he has succeeded notably. Con­tinuing until the present time in that locality, he has engaged in the manufacture of wines and brandies of a superior quality.  In fact, it is held that articles of his own make are unexcelled in this State; which fact speaks volumes both for Mr. C. ‘s perseverance and fitness, and also for the adaptability of the soils of this region for viti­culture.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg 322.

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