Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Undermining the Great Depression
They fanned them out at bedrock level in search of gold-bearing earth. Old mining maps show at least 17 tunnel mines were once active in the immediate area surrounding the presents day library. Although mining within town limits was against the law, it was generally overlooked because of the severe economic problems of the period. Jacksonville’s depression miners eventually removed an estimated one million dollars’ worth of gold.
Erected by National Park Service / Southern Oregon Historical Society / JV Woodlands Association.
Location. 42° 18.899′ N, 122° 58.18′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on East California Street (Oregon Route 238) west of North Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 West C Street, Jacksonville OR 97530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication (a few steps from this marker); World War II Three Trees Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); History Right Here - Going for the Gold (within shouting distance of this marker); China Quarter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Local Telephone Service (about 300 feet away); Peter Britt: Man of Culture and Commerce (about 300 feet away); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. Marker is located directly next to the Jacksonville Library.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.