Near Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
University of California Foothill Field Station
1888 – 1903
Land was selected by E. W. Hilgard, Professor of Agriculture and Director of Experiment Stations. Four and one half miles east of Jackson, thirty-three acres were donated by the McKay Trabuccola and Oneto Families, and Senator Boggs of Colusa. By 1890 over 600 varieties of cultivated plants were established.
Wines from station-owned grapes were systematically compared with wines produced elsewhere in the state. Grain forage crops and many tree fruit and nut varieties were also studied. The Foothill Station remained open for fourteen years until November 1, 1903 when the variety evaluation work was completed.
Dedicated Saturday May 21, 1988 in recognition of 100 years of shared federal, state and local government funding of agricultural research in California.
Erected 1988 by Kenneth R. Farrell, Vice President Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Excelsior Parlor No.31 and Grand President
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 21.883′ N, 120° 47.228′ W. Marker is near Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 49, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the rest area across from the Kennedy Mine, 1.6 miles north of the town of Jackson. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Argonaut and Kennedy Mines (here, next to this marker); Amador County Veterans' Memorial (here, next to this marker); Argonaut Mine (a few steps from this marker); The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine (a few steps from this marker); Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Caminetti (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy Mining and Milling Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martell Stage Station (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
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