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Jamestown in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rocca Park

John Rocca

 

—Born in Italy —

 
Rocca Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 16, 2011
1. Rocca Park Marker
Inscription. Passed away July 6, 1921 at the family home on Algerine Road at the age of 77. John Rocca was a man of strong personality and rare business judgement. He gained a wide host of friends and accumulated land and business undertakings which he managed successfully. John Rocca acquired considerable property in the Algerine Road area and in the town of Jamestown including this land which was donated for a park in 1980 by his daughter Edna Rocca Collard. He took an active interest in all matters in which the county's progress or welfare was involved. He served on the Board of Supervisors. John Rocca was twice married and beloved father of 19 children. It has been said that his funeral was the largest ever seen in Tuolumne County.

Dedicated October 17, 2010

Donated by Ronald Gianelli Family
 
Erected 2010 by Ronald Gianelli Family.
 
Location. 37° 57.206′ N, 120° 25.387′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Seca Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown CA 95327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jamestown (a few steps from this marker);

Rocca Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 16, 2011
2. Rocca Park Marker
Jamestown Branch Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramirez – Preston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Hall / Jamestown Justice Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The Emporium – 1897 (within shouting distance of this marker); National Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Light District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Willow (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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