John Calhoun Johnson (died September 13, 1876) was a native of Deersville, Ohio, who practiced law and operated a ranch in California. Johnson crossed the plains with ox teams in the spring of 1848. His first employment in the West was carrying the mail on snowshoes from Placerville to Nevada City, during which time he gave the name of Bigler's Lake to the body of water now known as Lake Tahoe. Johnson practiced law in the days of the vigilantes and also acted as judge among the miners.

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  • John Calhoun Johnson (died September 13, 1876) was a native of Deersville, Ohio, who practiced law and operated a ranch in California. Johnson crossed the plains with ox teams in the spring of 1848. His first employment in the West was carrying the mail on snowshoes from Placerville to Nevada City, during which time he gave the name of Bigler's Lake to the body of water now known as Lake Tahoe. Johnson practiced law in the days of the vigilantes and also acted as judge among the miners. When California was admitted to the Union, Johnson was one of the first lawyers to be admitted to the bar of this state and engaged in practice in El Dorado, Amador, Nevada, Sacramento and other northern counties in the District and Circuit Courts. He was also a member of one of the first sessions of the California Legislature.
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