Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Argonaut Mine Tragedy 1922
—(Jackson City Cemetery) —
Erected 1977 by Societa di Unione e Beneficenza Italiana, August 28, 1977.
Location. 38° 21.155′ N, 120° 46.39′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from Church Street 0.2 miles south of North Main Street. Click for map. The marker is in the cemetery directly across from 415 Church Street. 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. Site of Pioneer Jewish Synagogue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Miners' Graves (about 600 feet away); Brown Home (about 600 feet away); Krabbenhoft Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Labor Day Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leam's Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original site of Mel and Faye's Diner (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
Regarding Miners' Graves. The Serbian victims of this
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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1. Jackson, CA Gold Mine Disaster, Aug 1922. "The disaster occurred at 11 o'clock last night. Clarence Bardshaw, foreman, with two men were coming to the surface from one of the lowest levels of the mine. At the 3,400 foot level they encountered dense smoke. Rescue crews were immediately organized and sent underground equipped with oxygen masks. They found fire burning at the 2,800 foot level, while a cave-in in the shaft also had cut off all means of communications with exists below that level." (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
2. THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, August 28, 1922. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. California Mining / The Argonaut Disaster. "On Sunday evening August 27, 1922 one of the worst mining disasters in California history took place at the Argonaut Mine. On a very warm night some 47 miners were trapped almost one mile underground when a fire erupted. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.