Benton Works mill (and dam) was in the vast Las Mariposas mining estate controlled by John C. Frémont and his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Watkins's commission drew upon his prior experience with mother lode mining subjects.
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Title: Benton Works
Creator: Carleton Watkins
Physical Dimensions: 35.2 x 41.8 cm (13 7/8 x 16 7/16 in.)